21st TDC Typeface Design Competition

    21st TDC Typeface Design Competition
     Category:  Graphic Design
     Deadline:  January 10, 2018  (expired!)
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    Organised by the Type Directors Club, a leading international organization whose purpose is to support excellence in typography, both in print and on screen, the Typeface Design Competition aims to celebrate the current stars of the typographic field and educate its future leaders.

    There are twelve categories:

    • Single Typeface
    • Type Family
    • Type Superfamily
    • Text
    • Display
    • Type System
    • Pi or Ornament
    • Original Design
    • Custom Design
    • Revival
    • Latin
    • Non-Latin

    Any new typeface designs produced or published between 1 January and 31 December 2017 are eligible. Typeface designs may be submitted by anyone involved in their design, production, or marketing.

    Extended or revised versions of older, previously published type designs are not eligible. This includes upgraded typefaces with newly expanded glyph sets in the original script.

    Entry fees for TDC Members start at 45 USD for single entries, 80 USD for Type Family entries and 150 USD 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.


    Open to anyone worldwide.


    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 additional copies of winning entries for use in exhibitions outside New York. These shows travel throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asian countries.

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