TDC64 Awards Ceremony: July 18, 2018
Cooper Union, Rose Auditorium, New York City

The TDC’s annual awards presentation honors the winners of this year’s typography, lettering, and type design competitions. The club’s annual publication “The World’s Best Typography” showcases over 280 pieces of work in categories including type design, books, posters, corporate branding, logos, web graphics, film and TV titles, products, and magazines.

Awards presented this night included the Best in Show, plus Student Awards and Scholarship presentations.

Read about the book that received the Best in Show award here.

Read about the award-winning student work here.

This year Adobe Type’s Dan Rhatigan presented Fiona Ross its 31st TDC Medal in honor of her exceptional contributions to the fields of type design and typography. Over the past 51 years the TDC Medal has been awarded to individuals who excel in the fields of typography and typographic design. Read about this presentation here.

This video includes the announcement of the 2018 Ascenders, nineteen designers 35 years old and younger, who were selected for their exceptional body work by the TDC Board of Directors, which reviewed portfolios from 230 outstanding designers from 39 countries. See their work here and in our Ascenders gallery.

This year’s annual, The World’s Best Typography, features work from the United States, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, the People’s Republic of China, South Korea, and others. Become a member and receive the annual for free, or visit to order a copy.

The exhibition accompanying this awards ceremony will tour the world during 2018-2019. Look for an event near you. If you’d like to host an exhibition in your city please contact

Read more about the competitions here, and be sure to enter for a chance at glory next year!