Join the TDC

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Select your membership level from the list below then use our secure, online registration form or download an application and fax or mail it to us.

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Member Benefits

As a member of The Type Directors Club you will receive:

• Complimentary copy of Typography, the Type Directors Club Annual which includes winning entries into the Typography Competition, and winning entries into the Type Design Competition

• Publication of member name in the Type Directors Annual and on the TDC website

• Discounted Entry and Hanging fees in the Type Directors Annual competitions

• Access to the TDC Archive and Library

• Complimentary admission to select TDC events including third Thursday Type Salons

• Discounted fees for classes and Master Classes

• A subscription to the TDC quarterly newsletter "Letterspace"

• Discounted rates from TDC partners (TypeCon, Atypi, Art Directors Club)

• Group health insurance (coming soon)

Membership Levels

There are five different levels of membership. The options below explain the advantages of each level of membership. Fill out the application form to receive all the advantages of membership in TDC.

Regular Members
are actively engaged in the use or design of type, as designers, production professionals or type creators. Annual dues are:
• $195 within a 60-mile radius of New York City
• $175 outside this radius but within the USA
• $190 outside the USA

Corporate Members
are businesses (three to six persons) or individuals who contribute $1000 or more yearly. Each receives the Typography annual.

Associate Members
are those individuals who are non-professionals with an interest in the fields of typography, typography design or the graphic arts.
• Annual Associate dues are $175

Student Members
are currently enrolled in undergraduate or postgraduate studies leading to a career in design or the graphic arts. This level of student membership also receives the Typography annual. Proof of your current student status, including your student ID number, is required and must accompany this application.
• Annual student dues are $75

Membership Periods

The TDC membership year is from 1 January through 31 December, or 1 July through 30 June. The annual is distributed at the end of each calendar year.