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21st Annual TDC Typeface Design Competition

Type Directors Club (TDC) is hosting its 21st annual Typeface Design Competition and accepting work by designers from all around the world.

Any new typeface designs produced or published between 1 January and 31 December, 2017 are eligible.

Entries selected by the jury will receive Certificates of Typographic Excellence. They will be exhibited in the 64th TDC Exhibition and appear in Typography 39. The opening of TDC64 will be held in New York City and will be on display during the summer of 2018.

Winners will also be asked to supply eight (8) additional copies of winning entries for use in exhibitions outside New York. These shows travel throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asian countries. Credits of individuals and firms that have contributed to each entry will be included in the exhibitions and in Typography 39.

Entry categories for the 21st competition include:

  • Single Typeface
  • Type Family
  • Type Superfamily
  • Text
  • Display
  • Type System
  • Pi or Ornament
  • Original Design
  • Custom Design
  • Revival
  • Latin
  • Non-Latin

Only winners will be notified the week of 29 January 2018 by email.

The Type Directors Club is the leading international organization, created in 1946 to support excellence in typography, both in print and on screen.

TDC Typeface Design Competition 2018 – Entry Fees

Entry fees for TDC Members start at $45 (US) for single entries, $80 (US) for Type Family entries and $150 (US) for Superfamily entries.

Higher entry fees apply for Non-members and late fees apply for entries submitted after 8th December 2017 and no later than 10th January 2018.