TDC67 - Type Directors Club 2020, annual international competition, recognizes typographic excellence and innovation, while maintaining its ongoing commitment to the art and craft of typography and design.
➜ Single Typeface: Individual typefaces designed to stand alone, with no stylistic variants.
➜ Type Family: Typefaces designed and entered for competition with stylistic variants such as roman, italic, and bold, or small capitals. Up to and including eight variants are allowed.
➜ Type Superfamily: Typeface designs that comprise more than eight closely-related variants are considered Type Superfamilies. Superfamilies also include Pi and Dingbat fonts that are stylistically related to the main alphabetic or ideographic typeface designs, as well as variable fonts.
➜ Type System: Extensive groups of related typefaces featuring separate designs for text and display composition, or groups of related typefaces featuring designs belonging to different style categories, such as serif and sans-serif, serif and slab serif, and serif and semi-serif. Digital fonts in Multiple Master or in OpenType format often fall within this subcategory.
➜ Pi or Ornament: Typefaces featuring special character sets for mathematical, phonetic, and other specialized applications, as well as ding-bats, icons, symbols, and other pictorial items in a font format. Ornament and border designs are also included in this subcategory.
➜ Student Category
Typeface Design–Typeface Design is not part of TDC Communication Design and is a separate competition which is judged by a Typeface Design Competition jury. This MUST be a Student assignment to qualify.
➜ Any new typeface designs produced or published between January 1 and December 31, 2020 are eligible.
➜ Entries are to be submitted as PDFs or digital images. Please ensure high enough resolution to judge your work appropriately. Each entry may include up to a maximum of 12 proof pages. Proofs may include, but are not limited to, headlines, short or long passages of text, sample pages or double-page spreads of book or magazine make-up, or multi-column text.
➜ an original and inspiring idea
➜ relevant to its context
The winners will be notified the week of February 22, 2021 by email.
Entry fees vary by category and starts from $50 for the Single Typeface category.
Who can participate? ⇣
Typeface designs may be submitted by anyone involved in their design, production, or marketing.
Entries selected by the jury will receive Certificates of Typographic Excellence. They will be exhibited in the 67th TDC Exhibition and appear in The World’s Best Typography, Typography 42. The opening of TDC67 will be held in New York City and will be on display during the summer of 2021.
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