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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TDC Opens Call For 2023 Global Ascenders Competition

NEW YORK, January 24, 2023 — The Type Directors Club, the world’s leading typography organization, today opened the call for entries for its global Ascenders competition, celebrating international typographers, letterers, and type designers age 35…

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Best-in-Show with Pentagram — Virtual

Want to know what it takes to get the coveted best-in-show prize in our annual competition? Last year, Pentagram’s Michael Bierut and Jonny Sikov took home this single coveted prize in their leadership on the…

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TDC69 Lettering Judges — Virtual

Meet three of the eight TDC69 Lettering judges: Hussein Alazaat, Huston Wilson, and Ximena Jiménez, and join the discussion on why lettering is having such a hot moment, and how it translates around the globe. …

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Happy New Year, from TDC.

TDC celebrated 75 years as an organization! Read about our milestones and influence in the co-published Readymag: The Faces Behind Typefaces.   This year, Ksenya Samarskaya was appointed as Managing Director—the first position of its…

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Significant Changes Announced for TDC69 Competition

The Type Directors Club, the world’s leading typography organization and part of The One Club for Creativity, announces significant expansion in accepted work and a host of additional changes to its annual awards with today’s…

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Rob Stenson

In preparing for our interview, I reached out to a mutual friend—one that has nothing to do with type or even design, but is in the music scene. He told me he was a fan…

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Akira Kobayashi

Akira Kobayashi was introduced to the possibilities of type while still at school in his home country of Japan. Students were given regular poster art projects, coinciding with civic initiatives such as road safety week…

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"Person Place Thing" with Steven Heller

ABOUT THE EVENT: Steven Heller’s recent book GROWING UP UNDERGROUND : A Memoir of Counter Culture New York chronicles the first decade of his 50+ year career as an art director, graphic designer, educator and writer (of…

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TDC Announces 25 Winners For Global Ascenders 3 Competition

The Type Directors Club, the world’s leading typography organization, today announced the 25 talented young winners from 13 countries in the Ascenders 3 competition, celebrating international typographers, letterers, and type designers age 35 and under.…

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Ezhishin

Introducing the first-ever conference hosted by a major design organization dedicated to Native American typography Based on the Ojibwe word for “s/he leaves a mark”, Ezhishin was developed to facilitate conversation around the typographic needs…

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Gail Anderson

The legendary Gail Anderson agreed to judge, host a panel, and be interviewed (she clearly needs to work on establishing boundaries). We are deeply grateful for her generosity and wisdom. We sent out a questionnaire…

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Aditya Bayu Perdana

Recommended by former Board Member, Zelda Harrison, Bayu was initially hesitant as typography is “more of a side hustle.” Ascenders Chair, Paul Carlos writes: “He’s not only qualified, but he’s also a keen observer, which…

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Hrvoje Živčić

A TypeMedia graduate and frequent collaborator with Commercial Type, Production Type, and Typotheque, we reached out to Hrvoje to provide wisdom and inspiration for the upcoming class of Ascenders. We sent out a questionnaire out…

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Global Winners Announced for TDC68 and 25TDC Competitions

NEW YORK, March 30, 2022 — The Type Directors Club, the world’s leading typography organization, announced the winners for its two premiere global professional awards programs — TDC68 Communication Design and 25TDC Typeface Design competitions…

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Beatrice Warde Scholarship Deadline

TDC has also opened the call for entries for the Beatrice Warde Scholarship, recognizing a female college student globally in their next-to-last year of undergraduate study whose work demonstrates exceptional talent, sophistication, and skill in the use of typography across current media. The $5,000 scholarship is open to students globally.

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Fer Cozzi

Selected by the board for Ascenders 2019, Fer Cozzi was a natural fit for this year’s jury. In 2020, she gave a few words about one of her teachers and our first TDC medalist from…

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Ethel Reed & Victorian Lettering with Paul Shaw

Join Paul Shaw at Poster House for an in-depth exploration of the hand-lettering featured in the museum’s latest exhibition Ethel Reed: I Am My Own Property. Take a close look at the letterforms featured in…

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The Victorian Letterforms of Ethel Reed

Explore the Victorian-era hand-lettering featured in Poster House’s latest exhibition Ethel Reed: I Am My Own Property with type historian Patricia Childers. Take a close look at the letterforms this pioneering graphic artist used in her poster…

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Isometric Studio

How do typography, architecture, and storytelling blend into your studio practice? The studio’s practice evolved naturally from our backgrounds and interests– Andy’s training in the ethnography of inequality and in graphic design, and Waqas’ study…

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TDC Presents 2022 Edition of Type Drives Culture

TDC is pleased to present the 2022 Edition of Type Drives Culture, our global conference that explores ways in which people use typography to form and transform creative communities, and conversations around contemporary type and…

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Meet the Judges II: Communication Design

Meet the TDC68 Communication Design Jury moderated by competition co-chair Joe Newton. During this panel discussion the judges of the Type Directors Club’s 68th Communication Design competition discuss their work, the state of communication design…

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Type Drives Culture: The Next 75 Years

Online at typedrivesculture.com on March 4th (12pm to 5pm ET) and 5th (9am to 2pm ET). General Admission is $100 ($85 for Members) and Student Admission is $50 ($45 for Members) The Type Directors Club…

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