Dylan Mulvaney: Typography—From Fixed to Fluid

How have ideas about typography been shaped by culture and technology over the last three centuries, and what is Gretel’s approach today? Dylan Mulvaney is Head of Design at Gretel. His expertise lies in translating…

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Paula Scher

Tell us a little bit about yourself – what you do and where you work I am a Pentagram Partner and design identities, environmental graphics, books, promotion and packaging for a wide range of clients.…

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Rubén Fontana

The Type Directors Club has announced that Rubén Fontana has been chosen as the recipient of the coveted TDC Medal for a lifetime of outstanding contributions to the field of typography. The award presentation will…

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Zan Goodman

We are speaking on Day 50-something of Quarantine. How are you finding it impacting your creativity? Are there any bright sides to it? It certainly feels like Day 1 million. I have found that my…

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Simon Loxley: In Search for Emery Walker

Emery Walker (1851–1933) inspired and facilitated the private press movement and raised general standards in printing and typography – largely reflected through others’ work. Who was he, what exactly was his influence, and how was…

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Meet the Judges 2020 - Panel Discussion

TDC Judges’ Night 2020 Theresa Lang Auditorium, Parsons School of Design New York, New York January 23, 2020 TDC Communication Design and Type Design competition chairs Liz DeLuna, Douglas Riccardi, and Juan Villanueva host a…

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TDC65 Exhibition at FMU in Florence, South Carolina

Originally debuted in New York City, The World’s Best Typography: The 65th Annual Exhibition of the Type Directors Club (TDC65) is a travelling exhibit that features communication design and selections from the twenty-first annual typeface…

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TDC65 Exhibition in Auckland

The Type Directors Club is pleased to announce that its World’s Best Typography exhibition is coming to Auckland, New Zealand for the second time, courtesy of award-winning creative agency Osborne Shiwan and Portfolio Recruitment. Direct…

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Contemporary Arabic Graphic Design at CBA

This event is the second in a series of three seminars in Arabic Type: Between Heritage and Modernity, dedicated to Arabic type design and typography, curated by typography expert Dr. Nadine Chahine for the Center…

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Modernity in Arabic Type Design​ at CBA

This event is the first in a series of three seminars in Arabic Type: Between Heritage and Modernity, dedicated to Arabic type design and typography, curated by typography expert Dr. Nadine Chahine for the Center…

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Best of 2019

“My trajectory makes a lot of sense looking back, because I had always been in love with both words and visuals, but I never would have discovered that if I hadn’t let go of the…

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Ascenders Awards and Exhibition 2019

Each year, the TDC board of directors selects a set of outstanding designers under 35 in a blind judging process. Winners are selected for their remarkable achievements in typography, type design, and lettering. In 2019,…

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Meet Loris Olivier Ascender 2019

Here is our interview with typeface designer, Loris Olivier, who is currently working in Lausanne, Switzerland. What schools did you attend? I attended the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, where was introduced to…

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Typophiles Annual Holiday Luncheon with Maxim Zhukov

Maxim Zhukov, a longtime member and supporter of Type Directors Club, is the featured speaker and will talk about his prolific and influential career in book design. Tickets to the annual luncheon are $45 in…

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2019 Typeface Design Judge’s Choice: Crochet by You Lu

Crochet was on view in The World’s Best Typography exhibition (TDC65) in Barcelona at BAU through November 29, and in Lublin, Poland at Dom Słów-Izba Drukarstwa (House of Words-Print House) through December 27. About Crochet…

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TDC65 Exhibition in Lublin, Poland

The “World’s Best Typography” exhibition includes over 280 selections of winning work from the TDC’s annual international typeface design competition and communication design competition selected by an international jury of top designers. The exhibition displays…

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TDC 2019 Holiday Party at Poster House

Join us for a convivial typographic evening with wine, hors d’oevres, two poster exhibitions with a curator-guided tour, and a silent auction. There may even be a nerdy typographic game (we’re still working on the…

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TDC 2019 Holiday Party

Join us for a convivial typographic evening with wine, hors d’oevres, two poster exhibitions with a curator-guided tour, and a silent auction. There may even be a nerdy typographic game (we’re still working on the…

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TDC64 Opening in Bridgeport

Everyone is invited to the opening reception for TDC’s 64th Annual Competition Exhibition, The World’s Best Typography at the University of Bridgeport. The reception is open to the public, with a short panel discussion by…

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TDC64 Exhibition at Estación Diseño in Granada, Spain

This TDC64 exhibition opens in Grenada following the exhibition’s tour to Tokyo, Seoul, Warsaw, New York, Antwerp, Ontario, Saigon, and Auckland. TDC64’s tour through Spain has included Barcelona, Sabadell, Soria,and Madrid. Read about AAD’s history…

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Sven Lindhorst-Emme

Unsurprisingly for a TDC member, your work is largely led by typography. That’s true, although I think that every graphic designer uses typography—they should just do so consciously and with applied experience. Tell us a…

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Stan Church

You came up in one of the Golden Ages for Typography, in the 70s and 80s in New York City. Nowadays, young designers have the internet to tell them who the latest hot shots are,…

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Type Drives Culture 2019: Part 12 Type Panel

Part 12 of 12 Afternoon Type Panel with Juliette Cezzar “Type: More Democratized Than Ever” Type Directors Club Type Drives Culture Conference 2019 SVA Theatre, New York City March 1, 2019 Video recording sponsored by…

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Type Drives Culture: Part 11 Afternoon Panel

Part 11 of 12 Afternoon Panel with Gloria Kondrup: “Type: More Vital Than Ever” Type Directors Club Type Drives Culture Conference 2019 SVA Theatre, New York City March 1, 2019 Video recording sponsored by Google…

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Type Drives Culture 2019: Part 9 Wael Morcos

Part 9 of 12 Wael Morcos: “Type: More Arab Than Ever” Type Directors Club Type Drives Culture Conference 2019 SVA Theatre, New York City March 1, 2019 Video recording sponsored by Google Type Drives Culture…

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Type Drives Culture 2019: Part 8 Nontsikelelo Mutiti

Part 8 of 12 Nontsikelelo Mutiti: “Type: More Obscure Than Ever” Type Directors Club Type Drives Culture Conference 2019 SVA Theatre, New York City March 1, 2019 Video recording sponsored by Google Type Drives Culture…

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