By becoming a TDC member, you become part of a legacy that has included some of the most influential and iconic designers of their time. You’ll also join TDC members around the world in defining the future of type, with benefits that include discounted access to salons, industry conferences, workshops, and more.
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TDC Joins The One Club for Creativity
As of June 28th, 2022, TDC memberships are being processed by The One Club for Creativity. That means you’ll still get all of your great TDC membership benefits with added functionality, events, and opportunities made possible by this partnership.
To sign up for TDC Membership, please visit our checkout page on The One Club’s website here.
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We offer four levels of annual individual membership for those who make, use, or love type. In addition to receiving the TDC Annual at the end of each calendar year, individual members receive a number of benefits, including formal recognition, access to Type Directors Club and The One Club for Creativity archives, and discounted entry fees and admissions to our events. Your membership fees also help support the next generation via TDC’s student scholarships.
All member tiers, with the exception of Lowercase Students, receive one copy of The World’s Best Type and Typography®: The Annual of the Type Directors Club at the beginning of each calendar year.
Discounts on in-person and online salons, yearly exhibitions, and our regular Type Drives Culture conferences.
Discounted competition entry on all TDC competitions, which can be used in combination with our regional discounts.
All members receive access to the TDC and TOCC archives, with in-person tours or class visits available by appointment.
Reciprocal benefits at more than 800 art museums in the US and Canada, as well as partner discounts on industry conferences such as TypeCon and ATypI.
Want to share your work with the world? Let us know what you’ve been up to for a chance to be interviewed on the TDC site, or featured on our social media channels.
This is our most economical membership level for students; all of the discounts and benefits, but without the Typography Annual.
Membership will be purchased through The One Club for Creativity. Click below to continue:
Corporate & Foundry Membership
We offer four tiers of membership to companies, agencies, and type foundries who support our mission to celebrate the power of typography. Becoming a Corporate & Foundry Member sustains the TDC so that we are able to produce and provide meaningful events, resources, competitions, showcases, and industry leadership for the type community and beyond. Membership for your business comes with an array of benefits to provide your organization with recognition as a typographic advocates, as well as exclusive access to events and programs. Corporate & Foundry Membership is tax deductible for your organization.
All TDC Corporate & Foundry Members are recognized as such on the TDC website and in the TDC Annual. Additionally, Semi-Bold, Bold, and Extra-Bold Corporate & Foundry Members are featured on introduction slides for TDC Events and Conferences.
For our Bold and Extra-Bold Members, the TDC will organize an exclusive, bespoke video session or workshop (or series for Extra-Bold members) with type insiders for a unique opportunity to share with your staff and community.
Each tier of Corporate & Foundry Membership comes with an allotted amount of TDC Professional Memberships to distribute to your staff. Professional Membership provides discounted tickets to our programming, discounts on competitions, free admission to over 800 museums in North America, and of course, a copy of the yearly World’s Greatest Typography book.
The One Club for Creativity
As a part of The One Club for Creativity, your TDC Corporate & Foundry Membership now provides you with more benefits than ever before. Invitations to participate in the world’s largest creative community’s portfolio reviews, mentorship and recruiting programs, speaking and editorial opportunities, jury nomination submissions for ADC and Young Ones awards and so much more!
Our highest level of support! With recognition on our website, in the annual and at our events, Professional Memberships for your staff and a custom video session with type celebrities, Extra-Bold Corporate & Foundry Membership sustains our organization and benefits your team with all of the benefits we have to offer.
Includes Professional Memberships for all of your staff, Recognition at Events and Conferences, Bespoke Video Series, Complimentary NYC Event Space Rental, Ticket to Creative Leader Retreat, Table at The One Show, Custom Imprinted TDC Annual
Membership will be purchased with The One Club for Creativity. Click below to continue: