Broderick “Adé” Hogue was a Chicago-based art director and letterer as passionate about the sport of cycling as he was about the intricacies of design—with a drive to foster diversity in both worlds. Tragically, he was killed in 2021 at the age of 32, after being struck by a van while cycling in Chicago’s Near North Side. What followed was an outpouring of grief from the communities that Adé touched, and a desire to help continue his creative legacy. In cooperation with the newly established Broderick Adé Hogue Foundation, the Type Directors Club has rechristened its Superscript Scholarship in Adé’s honor.
Sponsored by Monotype, the Adé Hogue Scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding BIPOC student currently in their junior (in the penultimate year of their undergraduate degree) year of college or in their first year of graduate or postgraduate school. The recipient of this scholarship must demonstrate exceptional talent and promise in the creation of letterforms, be they typeface, lettering, or calligraphy or in typographic design.
The scholarship, valued at $5,000 USD, will be applied to the recipient’s final year tuition, beginning in September 2023. In addition to the financial awards, the scholarship winner along with an honorable mention, will receive a one-year TDC student membership, which includes a copy of the TDC Annual Typography 44, and discounted or complimentary admission for all TDC events.