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Type Directors Club Typeface Design Competition (TDC 2015)

Type Directors Club has recently announced the call for entries for its next Typeface Design Competition (TDC 2015).

The Competition is currently open for new typeface designs produced or published in 2014. Designs may be submitted by anyone involved in their design, production, or marketing and must have been created between 1st January and 31st December 2014.

Student entries are also being accepted, though there’s no special category for these typeface designs.

The 2015 Type Directors Club Typeface Design Competition includes the following four main competition categories:

  • Family – for Single Typeface, Type Family or Type Superfamily entries;
  • Competition – created for determining the the typeface’s area of competition: Text, Display, Type System and Pi or Ornament;
  • Script – including the Latin, Non-Latin and Pi or Ornament subcategories;
  • Design – for Original, Custom or Revived typeface designs.

Entries selected by the jury will receive Certificates of Typographic Excellence. They will be exhibited in the 61st TDC Exhibition, and appear in Typography 36.

The opening of TDC61 will be held in New York City and will be on display during the summer of 2015.

Type Directors Club Typeface Design Competition 2015 Entry Fees

Entry fees for TDC Members start from $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 after 13th December 2014.