For a milestone 70 years, the Type Directors Club’s Annual Competition has been celebrating the very best typography, lettering, and design the world has to offer. As we head towards the February 2024 entry deadline for this year’s awards, we invite you to reflect on that history with us!

Please join us virtually for two engaging panels featuring some of this year’s esteemed TDC70 judges as they reflect on past winners that have stood the test of time, as well as the projects they’ve seen in 2023 that deserve to stand alongside these historical gems.

Because the TDC Awards is a global competition, with submissions from all corners of the world, our panels are timed so that at least one is convenient for your time zone. First, tune in on Wednesday, January 17 at 8:30 AM ET — morning for those in the western hemisphere, afternoon for Europe and Africa, and evening for our Asia-Pacific entrants.

Speakers for Wednesday, January 17th:

  • Justine Braisted – Associate Design Director @ frog design
  • Andy Chen – Partner @ Isometric Studio, New York
  • Mark DeWinne – Creative Director @ Relay Room/Multitudes, Singapore
  • Ricardo Gonzalez – Artist, Designer @ IT’S A LIVING, New York
  • Nada Abdallah – Designer and Assistant Professor of Visual Communication @ College of Fine Arts and Design, University of Sharjah

Can’t make it on the 17th? Join us on Thursday, January 18 at 12:00 PM ET — morning for the west coast of the Americas, afternoon for the east coast, early evening for Europe and Africa, and late evening for the Asia-Pacific region.

Speakers for Thursday, January 18th:

  • Carmen Garza – Creative Director
  • Emily Oberman – Partner @ Pentagram, New York
  • Ben Johnston @ Artist, Designer
  • Jo De Baerdemaeker – Typeface Designer, Font Developer, Scholar @ Studio Type, Antwerp
  • Carolina Laudon, MFA Graphic Designer, Type Designer, Type Director @ Laudon Design AB, Gothenburg