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Type Directors Club Debuts World’s Best Typography Exhibition in New York

The Type Directors Club debuted the "World's Best Typography" exhibition in New York before it travels throughout the world. The exhibition combines the juried results of this year’s Annual Typeface Design Competition, TDC 2017, and the Annual Communications Design Competition, TDC63, which includes over 200 selections from 29 countries.

New York, NY, July 26, 2017 --( At its annual award ceremonies last week at The Cooper Union, the Type Directors Club opened The World’s Best Typography: The Type Directors Club 63rd Annual Typography Exhibition, a gallery exhibition that combines the juried results of this year’s Annual Typeface Design Competition, TDC 2017, and the Annual Communications Design Competition, TDC63.

The exhibition is on display seven days a week in the downstairs gallery next to the Herb Lubalin Study Center at 41 Cooper Square through August 10. Admission is free, open Monday to Saturday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, and Sunday noon to 6:00 pm.

The exhibition displays the best fifteen typefaces designed during 2016, which the judges selected from 230 entries from 41 countries. In all, ten countries are represented in the show, with multiple typefaces from Germany, the United States, and France.

Featured typefaces selected by the judges include Nordvest by Nina Stössinger, Lingering Fonts by Zhang Weimin, Salvaje by Cristian Vargas, and the Qandus typeface system, which incorporates three different writing systems, designed by an international three-person team.

Much of the exhibition features award-winning work from TDC63, the communications design competition, including posters, book covers, book design, exhibition design, identity campaigns, and motion titles that represent outstanding uses of type. The show includes over 200 selections from 29 countries, which were selected by an independent panel from nearly 1,800 entries.

Student work from Taiwan, New York, Dusseldorf, and Beijing is also featured in the back gallery, along with an interactive display by Jon Kudos, which shows visitors locations and details of all the award-winning work on a world map.

The Type Directors Club works with an international team of schools and art associations to bring the award-winning work to audiences globally. The work in this exhibition has been shown in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Seoul since April 2017, and is currently on display in Warsaw and Madrid simultaneously with the New York show. The exhibition will be on display in San Antonio, Jakarta, Bangkok, Boston, Osaka, Montreal, and Bielefeld, Germany in August and September.

Type Directors Club is the leading international organization supporting excellence in typography, both in print and on screen, with professional and student members throughout the world. This show by the Type Directors Club, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary, represents the 63rd communication design competition and the 20th typeface design competition.

Upcoming TDC63 exhibition schedule:

August 4-5: San Antonio, Texas at Southwest School of Art, sponsored by AIGA-San Antonio
August 25-27: Boston as part of TypeCon
September 4-14: Osaka, Japan at the Paper Voice Gallery, sponsored by the Japan Typography Association and TAKEO Co. Ltd.
September 8-Octover 29: Bielfeld, Germany at the Museum Huelsmann
September 12-16: Montreal, Canada as part of ATypI


Carol Wahler
Type Directors Club
347 West 36th Street, Suite 603
New York, New York 10018
(212) 633-8943
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