Type Directors Club (TDC) is hosting its 21st annual graphic design competition titled Typeface Design Competition accepting work by designers from all around the world.
The Type Directors Club is the leading international organization, created in 1946 to support excellence in typography, both in print and on screen.
Any new typeface designs produced or published between 1 January and 31 December, 2017 are eligible.
Entry categories for the 21st competition include:
• Single Typeface
• Type Family
• Type Superfamily
• Type System
• Pi or Ornament
• Original Design
• Custom Design
Entries are to be submitted as 11 × 17 in. or 17 × 11 in. (cf. 297 × 420 mm - US Tabloid) or A3 (297 × 420 mm) unmounted (600 dpi laser minimum) paper proofs. Please submit each individual or constituent font-showing as a separate sheet. Each proof should show the typeface in whatever way the entrant deems appropriate. 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.
Extended or revised versions of older, previously published type designs are not eligible. Designs published before January 1, 2017 are not eligible.
All winners will be notified the week of 29 January 2018 by email.
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.
No Entry Fee!There is no entry fee to participate!
Who can participate? ⇣
Typeface designs may be submitted by anyone involved in their design, production, or marketing. Typefaces created for the TDC, by or for the chair, jurors of the competition, or current members of the Board are not eligible for entering.