Created by the Type Directors Club, Ascenders recognizes rising designers. It is for all typographic creatives aged 35 or under. This August 14 at The One Club for Creativity, we are holding a winners’ ceremony and reception, a formal evening with keynote speakers, creative professionals, design leaders, and Ascenders winners in attendance.

Each Ascenders applicant is reviewed by a panel of top industry professionals, who hand-select entries decided through multiple rounds of group voting and discussions.

Join us at The One Club for Creativity Gallery in New York City on Wednesday, August 14th, as we honor this year’s cohort of exceptional type and design practitioners age 35 and under. It’s an opportunity to network with the type community, the ones that call the Big Apple home and those traveling from afar. You’ll see the winners in attendance receive their Ascenders honors, meet members of the TDC Advisory Board and extended type community.


  • Doors Open / 6:00 pm
  • Networking and Drinks / 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Keynote Presentation / 7:00 – 7:45 pm
  • Networking and Drinks / 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm

*Light food and drink provided


  • Non-Members: $20*
  • Students & Members: $10* (use the code received via email to register or reach out to

*plus Eventbrite fees

Limited seating is available, so get your tickets while you can—it will be a memorable experience for everyone.

The One Club For Creativity
450 W 31st St
New York, NY 10001


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