“Through decades of publication deadlines and generations of creative directors, Rolling Stone magazine has continually and steadfastly maintained the highest standards of typographic excellence. This alone would be worthy of the Type Directors Club medal, but Rolling Stone has never been satisfied with simply being the best.

Rolling Stone’s artists have consistently challenged old standards, and redefined the cutting-edge of typographic communication. To stand for typographic excellence is meritorious, to set the standard for new paths of typographic design is laudable, to do both is truly extraordinary.

It is with pride that the Type Directors Club presents you with the club’s highest honor—the TDC Medal.”