Type Directors Club
The Type Directors Club is the leading international organization whose purpose is to support excellence in typography, both in print and on-screen. With a solid historical background, the TDC today represents the best of today's type design and type use.
Category Typography Organizations
Phone (212) 633-8943
347 West 36th Street
New York, NY 10018
News About Type Directors Club
Type Directors Club Opens Call for 2021 Beatrice Warde and Superscript Scholarships
The Type Directors Club is now calling for entries for its two annual scholarship programs that recognize excellence in female-identifying and BIPOC students.
The Type Directors Club's TDC67 & 24TDC Open for Entries
The Type Directors Club's TDC67 and 24TDC, the biggest and most respected awards in the world of type design and typography, are now open for entries.
Type Directors Club Typography Conference 2020 (POSTPONED)
In the early fall of 2020 in New York City, Type Directors Club will host "Formation: The Changing Faces of Typography," its annual Type Drives Culture conference, to examine the role of design in our systems-based world. The event is being held at Parsons School of Design at The New School and will…
Type Directors Club and Monotype Launch 2020 Beatrice Warde Scholarship
Type Directors Club and Monotype are inviting female undergraduate design students who love type to submit their work for consideration for the Beatrice Warde Scholarship. The Scholarship is awarded to one female-identifying college junior, whose work demonstrates exceptional talent, sophistication…
Type Directors Club Type Competitions Open for Entries
The Type Directors Club announced the Call for Entries for the TDC66 The World's Best Typography competition. TDC66 includes competitions for Communication Design and Typeface Design.
Type Directors Club Awards 32nd TDC Medal to Dutch Typographer Wim Crouwel
Wim Crouwel, the renowned Dutch graphic designer, type designer, museum director, and teacher, has received the 32nd TDC Medal, the highest honor for lifetime achievement bestowed by the Type Directors Club.
Visual Memoranda: A Sampling of Posters from the IBM Poster Program: 1969-1979
Visual Memoranda: A Selection of Posters from the IBM Poster Program 1969-1979, on view at the Type Directors Club through August 1st, features a beautiful selection of posters from the late 60s, when IBM sought to align itself with modern graphic designers who were as innovative as the technology that…
TDC Ascenders 2019: Call for Entries
The Type Directors Club is calling for entries to the Ascenders 2019, a portfolio-based competition to recognize outstanding type-oriented work of designers who are 35 years of age and under.
'The World's Best Typography' Exhibition from TDC Set to Debut in New Zealand
Type Directors Club's 'The World's Best Typography' exhibition is coming to Auckland, New Zealand for the first time, courtesy of award-winning a design firm Osborne Shiwan and the School of Art and Design at Auckland University of Technology (AUT).
2019 Type Drives Culture Conference
Type Directors Club will hold its one-day conference about the intersection of type and culture in New York at the SVA Theatre on March 1.
The Right Kind of Wrong: Inside the Facebook Analog Research Lab
Inside Facebook, the Analog Research Lab is considered the company's "heart and conscience," largely known for their popular posters such as "Be the Nerd," or "Kick the Shit Out of Option B," both odes to inspirational things the company's leaders have said over the years.
Type Directors Club 2019 Type Competitions Open for Entries
Type Directors Club has announced its call for entries for the 65th Annual Communications Design and the 22nd Typeface Design Competitions, a celebration of the world's best typography.
Type Directors Club Launches Typegeist
The Type Directors Club has launched Typegeist, a new editorial platform that illuminates various aspects of the current moment in international type design and typography through original essays by curious designers, historians, academics, experts, and aficionados.
Type Directors Club Awards Medal to UK Typographer Fiona Ross
The Type Directors Club has presented the TDC Medal to UK typographer Dr. Fiona Ross, who has been responsible for some of the world's most influential typefaces for over five decades.
Ascenders 2018: Call for Entries
As part of its goal to support young designers and excellence in typography, the Type Directors Club is inaugurating Ascenders 2018, a portfolio-based competition to recognize outstanding type-oriented work of designers who are 35 years of age and under.
See/Hear: Type Directors Club Presents Swissted Poster Exhibition
Type Directors Club is hosting "See/Hear", a collection of all-type posters from New York City designer Mike Joyce's Swissted project, which merges his obsessions with punk rock and modern Swiss type. The exhibition is currently on display at Type Directors Club through February 2, 2018.
Type Directors Club Type Competitions Open for Entries
Type Directors Club has announced its call for entries for its 64th Annual Communications Design and 2018 Typeface Design Competitions, a celebration of the world's best typography.
Type Directors Club Awards Medal to Dutch Typographer Gerard Unger
The Type Directors Club has announced that the TDC Medal is being presented to Dutch typographer Dr. Gerard Unger, who has created some of the world's most influential typefaces for over five decades.
New York Times Magazine Typography: New Exhibit at Type Directors Club
Type Directors Club has recently opened its new summer exhibition "New York Times Magazine Type: 2015 - Present," highlighting brand-new typography and innovative design used by an energetic team to bring a fresh graphic approach to this weekly's must-read journalism and commentary.
Classic Penguin: Book Design Exhibition at Type Directors Club
Type Directors Club has just announced opening of its new spring exhibition "Classic Penguin" in New York City, highlighting innovative book covers that define Penguin Classics, an imprint published by Penguin Books.
Type Over Time: A Celebration of 70 Years of the Type Directors Club
The Type Directors Club has announced a daylong series of typography talks and a reception in New York City on March 10.
Restaurant Branding: New Master Class Series by Type Directors Club
Type Directors Club has just announced the inaugural class in its new series of Master Classes being held in New York City, beginning February 27.
TDC63 Communication and Typeface Design Competitions
The Type Directors Club is calling for submissions for its 63rd Communication Design Competition and the 20th Typeface Design Competition. The competitions highlight the world's best typographic work in both communication and typeface design.
TDC62 Communication and Typeface Design Competitions
The 62nd Annual Type Directors Club Communication Design Competition (TDC62) and the 19th Annual TDC Typeface Design Competition (TDC 2016) are now open for entries.
Type Directors Club 2014 Communication and Typeface Design Competitions
The Type Directors Club's 61st Communication Design Competition and 18th Typeface Design Competition are now open for entries.
Type Directors Club Annual Communication and Typeface Design Competitions
The Type Directors Club's 60th annual Communication Design Competition and 17th annual Typeface Design Competition are now open for entries.
After the Jump: Technology's Effect on Design and Typography
TDC and Sullivan will host a symposium that will bring together some of today's most inspiring industry leaders to discuss how technology affects human behavior and how those effects impact design and typography.
INTRO Competition: TDC Celebrates the Art of Title Design
Some of the most exciting creative work is being done in the field of title design for film, television, online and live gatherings.
Painted Words, Tainted Logos: John Langdon
For almost four decades John Langdon has been seeing things in the words of the English language and the names of American businesses and products that most of us might not have even imagined.
A Great Show of Character: The Type Directors Club Exhibit 2008
A Great Show of Character: The Type Directors Club Exhibit 2008 opens November 4 in The Art Institute of Atlanta Gallery.
Mentions of Type Directors Club
Type Directors Club Beatrice Warde Scholarship 2016
The TDC Beatrice Warde Scholarship will be awarded to a female student, who demonstrates excellence and promise in the design of type, and who is currently enrolled in her junior undergraduate year.
Collateral for After the Jump
On June 7, 2013, Sullivan and the Type Directors Club of New York, presented "After the Jump." A one-day symposium that brought together some of today's most inspiring industry leaders to discuss how technology affects human behavior and how those effects impact design and typography.
Art Directors Club to Host Hall of Femmes Book Series Launch Event
The Art Directors Club celebrates a new book series highlighting the contributions of women in design as part of the Hall of Femmes project with a book launch party on Tuesday, June 28 at the ADC Gallery.
The Third Annual Creative Week NYC
The One Club has announced the event line-up for the third annual Creative Week New York from May 9th - 15th.
Ping-pong Design Wins Typographic Excellence Award
The Type Director's Club (TDC) of New York announced that ping-pong Design of Rotterdam was awarded the Typographic Excellence Award in their 56th annual competition.
Spain's Golden Age of Graphic Design Featured in New Book from Mark Batty Publisher
Mark Batty Publisher has tapped into the perceptions and resources of one of Spain's most accomplished commercial artists for its latest book on graphic design.
Gail Anderson to Lecture at New York's School of Visual Arts
The Alumni Society of School of Visual Arts (SVA) welcomes Gail Anderson (BFA 1984 Graphic Design) as part of the Distinguished Alumnus Lecture Series.
Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives Acquires Tony Palladino Collection
The Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives has acquired more than 400 works by the New York artist and designer Tony Palladino.