The Type Directors Club, the world’s leading typography organization and part of The One Club for Creativity, has opened its TDC68 Exhibition of this year’s competition winners in New York, as well as announced this year’s Best of Show, Judge’s Choice, top Young Ones TDC Student winners, and scholarship honorees.

The TDC68 Exhibition, displaying this year’s 68th Communications Design and 25th Typeface Design winners, is on view now through August 4, 2022 at The Cooper Union’s 41 Cooper Gallery, located at 41 Cooper Square in New York.

At the exhibition opening, the club announced a number of special competition winners and scholarship honorees.

Top competition winners for 2022

Pentagram New York won this year’s TDC68 Best of Show for identity work on behalf of the International Center of Photography.

Personal Judge’s Choice selections from each jury member were also unveiled.  The list of Judge’s Choice TDC68 winners can be viewed here, and 25TDC Judges Choice winners here.

Young Ones TDC 2022 first-place student award winners in Communication Design were Laura Hilbert and Sarah Stendel, from Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach Offenbach am Main in Germany, who receive a $1,000 cash award.  Second place went to Chuye Chen, Shanghai University Of Engineering Science.

The 2022 first-place student winner in Typeface Design was Neva Zidić from Master TypeMedia, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague.

Beatrice Warde Scholarship

TDC’s Beatrice Warde Scholarship 2022 recognizes a female-identifying college student globally in their next-to-last year of undergraduate study whose work demonstrates exceptional talent, sophistication, and skill in the use of typography across current media.  The winner receives a $5,000 scholarship.

Winner: Doah Kwon, School of Visual Arts. 

Honorable mentions:

  • Mariko Dreifuss, Fashion Institute of Technology
  • Zohina Karim, University of Houston
  • Ananya Mohan, Maryland Institute College of Art
  • Yuro Oh, School of Visual Arts
  • Ana Robles, Kansas City Art Institute
  • Parham Santana, Fashion Institute of Technology

Adé Hogue Scholarship

TDC this year renamed its Superscript Scholarship recognizing BIPOC students studying type design at a US college or university as the Adé Hogue Scholarship, in commemoration of gifted up-and-coming Chicago-based art director, designer, letterer, and avid cyclist Adé Hogue, who died as a result of a riding accident this past November.  The winner receives a $5,000 scholarship.

Winner: Ana Robles, Kansas City Art Institute, who also received honorable mention in the Beatrice Warde competition.

Honorable mentions:

  • Lillian Ingabire, St. Olaf College
  • Lisa Wu Mo, Fashion Institute of Technology
  • Nishtha Nanda, Rhode Island School of Design
  • Victor Shin, Fashion Institute of Technology
  • Jabobjohn Vital, ArtCenter College of Design
  • David Jon Walker, Yale University School of Art
  • You Zhou, Pratt Institute

Winners of each scholarship also receive a one-year TDC student membership, which includes a copy of the TDC Annual Typography 43, and complimentary admission for all TDC events.

Both the Beatrice Warde and Adé Hogue scholarship programs are sponsored by Monotype.  

TDC Scholarship 2022

In addition, TDC works directly each year with a number of schools and asks them to identify one student each who will receive a $1,000 scholarship from the organization.  TDC Scholarships for 2022 went to:

  • Andrius Alvarez-Backus, The Cooper Union
  • Catherine Currie, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
  • Elliot Jover, Fashion Institute of Technology
  • Anil (Alicia) Liu, School of Visual Arts
  • Sarah Ma, Parsons School of Design
  • Elina Pyrohova, Polish-Japanese Academy (Warsaw)
  • Anthony M. Sennett, Pratt Institute

The One Club for Creativity, producer of The One Show, ADC Annual Awards, Type Directors Club Communication Design and Typeface Design awards, Young Guns and Creative Week, is the world’s foremost non-profit organization whose mission is to support and celebrate the global creative community.  The One Show is a top global awards show for advertising, design and digital marketing, focusing on the creativity of ideas and quality of execution.  Established in 1921, the global ADC Annual Awards are the world’s longest continuously running creative award for advertising and design, honoring excellence in craft, design and innovation.  Creative Week takes place in May, and is the preeminent festival celebrating the intersection of advertising and the arts.