21st TDC Typeface Design Competition - GRAPHIC DESIGN COMPETITION

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21st TDC Typeface Design Competition

CALL FOR ENTRIES - The TDC Typeface Design Competition 2018, annual Graphic Design Competition that highlight the world’s best typographic work in both communication and typeface design is currently open for entries seeking for the new typographic and typeface design from around the world.


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.

It's free to enter!

Who can enter?

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.


Entries selected by the jury will receive Certificates of Typographic Excellence. They will be exhibited in the 64th TDC Exhibition and appear in Typography 39. The opening of TDC64 will be held in New York City and will be on display during the summer of 2018. 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 39.

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