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The TDC 70th Annual Competition

The Type Directors Club, the world’s leading typography organization and part of The One Club for Creativity, is calling for entries, for its 70th Annual Competition.

TDC70 recognizes typographic excellence and innovation, while maintaining its ongoing commitment to the art and craft of typography and design.

Winners of TDC70 receive a Certificate of Typographic Excellence and digital seal certifying their work is among the world’s best of the year. Winning work will also be featured in the highly respected TDC Annual, The World’s Best Typography®, and showcased in eight exhibitions that travel to museums, schools and design organizations around the world. These shows travel throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asian countries.

Any new typeface designs produced or published between 1 January and 31 December, 2023 are eligible. Typeface designs may be submitted by anyone involved in their design, production, or marketing.

TDC70 includes the following competition categories:

  • Communication Design — any creation that uses type, lettering, or written language—be it print design, digital design, immersive experiences, architecture, fashion, film titles, social media campaigns, or otherwise.
  • Lettering — for work where the letters are either modified or created—this could entail traditional or abstract calligraphy, tattoos, wordmarks and custom logotypes, or typefaces that are just a little too out there to be classic typeface design
  • Type Design — for entries showcasing the design of workable font software; this could mean single typefaces, type families, emoji or symbol fonts, or software for generating and creating type

Please find more details on the official website.

The TDC 70th Annual Competition – Entry Fees

Entry fees start at $35 USD and vary depending on the submission deadline and entry type.