The Type Directors Club in conjunction with Cardon Copy has asked these designers to find a classified/personal newspaper ad from their local community to “hijack” typographically. When redesigned, the once banal and disposable classified ads will be reinterpreted by the designer into a one-of-a-kind collectible poster. Each poster will be auctioned on Tuesday evening, May 11th (starting at 6:00 pm), with proceeds to benefit the TDC Scholarship Fund. RSVP. SEE AUCTION RULES.

Rules for the Silent Auction
Silent Auction begins at 6:00 p.m. and ends at 7:30 p.m on Tuesday May 11th 2010. Online bidding is now available and will also end at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday May 11th 2010.
All bidding starts at $100.

Online Bidding
To place a bid online, send an email to numbers@tdc.org. Please specifying your name, the poster you’re bidding on and your bid in US dollars. Unfortunately, we cannot notify you if you have been outbid.

Auction Procedures
Bidders must write their names and bid amounts in dollars on the first available line of the bid sheet. Each new bid must equal or exceed the minimum increase amount of $25 stated on the bid sheet to qualify as a valid bid. Bid sheets may not be removed from the Silent Auction table.

Winning Bids
Final bids will be compared to the online bids and the winning bid will be announced. In the event of a dispute, the auction official shall act as the final authority and shall determine the winning bidder. This decision is final. Auction officials solely retain the right to disqualify and/or nullify a bid.

Payment by winning bidder will be accepted only at the close of the Auction. Cash, check (payable to the Typographc Design Center) and credit cards (Master Card, Visa, American Express) will be accepted. Auctioneer will announce opening of cashier’s desk. All items must be paid in full upon notification of winning bid.

Taking Your Poster(s)
Winning bidders (online or in person) are solely responsible for taking possession of their winning poster. In-person winning bids must be able to take possession of their poster the night of the auction. Online winning bidders must be able to take possession of their poster by 30 May 2010. Shipping expenses are the responsiblity of the purchaser. TDC will work with you to receive your poster.

All Sales Are Final
Posters purchased at auction may not be exchanged altered or returned for refund to the TDC or donor, except where specified. The Auction Committee reserves the right to establish and maintain minimum bids. The TDC Board of Directors and Silent Auction Committee thank you for participating in the first TDC Silent Auction benefitting the TDC Scholarship Fund.


Gail Anderson

Gail Anderson is a creative director at SpotCo, a New York City-based design studio and ad agency that specializes in creating artwork and campaigns for Broadway theater. From 1987 to early 2002, she served as senior art director at Rolling Stone magazine. Anderson’s work—which has received awards from the Society of Publication Designers, the Type Directors Club, AIGA, the Art Directors Club, Graphis, Communication Arts and Print—is in the permanent collections of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and the Library of Congress. She has co-authored, with Steven Heller, several books including Graphic Wit, The Savage Mirror and American Typeplay.