TDC69 Winners Announced With Five For Morcos Key

Entries From 77 Countries

The Type Directors Club has announced the winners from 42 countries in its prestigious TDC69 Competition. Leading the way with five TDC69 Certificates of Typographic Excellence is Morcos Key of Brooklyn, New York.  The wins included “Greenwood One Hundred” on behalf of The Black Wallstreet Times, typography for Mizna, and “Wildflowers” in the Typography discipline, and “Arabic Lettering Workshop” for Minneapolis College of Art and Design and lettering for MyKali, both in Lettering.


Three entrants had four wins each.  Studio Dumbar/DEPT Rotterdam was awarded certificates for typography for the Utah Jazz, “Next Step 22” for Outsystems, “DEMO 22”, and “Be Part of More” for D&AD, all in Typography. With four wins in Typography is The New York Times Magazine New York.  Three are for “The Health Issue”, “Grab a book. Find a nook.” and “The Secrets Issue” for the magazine, and one is for “The Games Issue” in The New York Times for Kids. Typotheque The Hague also received four certificates, one each for “TPTQ Sans CJK”, “November South Asia”, “November Georgian” and “Lava Georgian”, all in Type Design.

They are followed by entrants with three TDC69 Certificates each.  Laura Coombs New York won two for “Cyberfeminism Index”, and one for “New York Review of Architecture”, all in Typography.  Frontline Typo Doha/Tehran picked up one in Type Design for “Zhian Typeface”, and two in Lettering: “Numerals of Injustice Daily Planner 2022”, and “Farsi Alternative Type Design Yearbook 2022”. Type Together Prague was awarded three, all in Type Design, for “Atlante”, “Rezak”, “Portada Arabic”.  Students at Class Tao Chengdu also picked up three awards: Shiya Yuan for “Coral Typography Tool”, and ZuHeng Zhang for both “Shin-Yi Martial Art Club” and “Embryo Vinyl Album”.

Twelve entrants were awarded two certificates each: Apple Design Team Cupertino, Bleed Design Studio Oslo and Vienna, collect Stuttgart, Ek Type Mumbai, students from Hongik University Seoul, House Industries Wilmington (US), studio fnt Seoul, Studio Saber The Hague, Studio Woork Jakarta, Thinking*Room Jakarta, Universal Thirst in Bangalore and Reykjavík, and YiFei Hu Chengdu.

A showcase of all TDC69 certificate winners can be viewed here.  TDC69 Best of Discipline and Judges Choice recipients will be announced on May 16 during Creative Week.

Entries were received from 77 countries this year, the most in TDC’s 77-year history, with winners from 42.  The top five countries for winners are the United States with 52, followed by Germany with 24, China with 23, Netherlands with 11, and Ukraine with nine.  “The TDC competition has always been a treasure trove of diverse works, and welcoming in new practitioners,” said Ksenya Samarskaya, who serves as the organization’s managing director.  “We’re thrilled that the competition is representing more countries and regions than ever before, and grateful to the judges for their thoughtful and considered — though definitely not easy — deliberations.”

Lettering for the TDC69 branding campaign, with elements in both English and Japanese, was created by designer Ryu Mieno, based in Kyoto, and brought to life with animations by Federica Caso, in Madrid and Sara Mehta, in New York.  The website was developed by Eric Jacobsen, based in Brooklyn, and paired with The One Club’s entry system.