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22nd Annual TDC Typeface Design Competition

Type Directors Club (TDC) is hosting its 22nd annual Typeface Design Competition and accepting work by designers from all around the world.

Any new typeface designs produced or published between 1st January and 31st December, 2018 are eligible.

Entries selected by the jury will receive Certificates of Typographic Excellence. They will be exhibited in the 65th TDC Exhibition and appear in Typography 40. The opening of TDC65 will be held in New York City and will be on display during the summer of 2019.

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 40.

Entry categories for the 22nd competition include:

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

Only winners will be notified the week of 4 February 2019 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 2019 – 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 7th December 2018 and no later than 10th January 2018.