Typed Up

March 15, 2010

Recognizing outstanding type design created in the past year, the Type Directors Club’s (TDC) just announced the lineup for their annual exhibition and print publication. Of the 36 winning student projects to make it into the exhibition TDC 56, 16 were created by SVA students and alumni. The TDC is an international organization whose aim is to support excellence in typography, both in print and on screen. TDC 56 will open Tuesday, July 13, at The Cooper Union in New York. The work will also be part of traveling exhibitions to Canada, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Spain and Taiwan and included in the organization’s annual, Typography 31. The annual will be designed by BFA Advertising and Graphic Design Department faculty member Paul Sahre and will be released in December.

Since the TDC also awards scholarships, they recently revisted some of their past winners and featured interviews with the former students on their Web site, including SVA graduates Wei Lieh Lee (BFA 2007 Graphic Design) and Natsumi Nishizumi (BFA 2003 Graphic Design). Lee and Nishizumi spoke about the importance of typography to them, now that they are working designers. Click here to read the interviews.

The winners from SVA in this year’s TDC competition were current students in the BFA Advertising and Graphic Design Department Jiwon Kim, Young Bum Kim, Thomas Losinski, Yumi Nakamura and Eunjung Yoo; current students in the MFA Design Department: Rosina Bosco, Wesley Gott, Karin Soukup, Jules Tardy and James Kyungmo Yang; and 2009 graduates from the BFA Advertising and Graphic Design Department Tom Grunwald, Ihn Sun Kim and Ann Im Sunwoo.

Image:  Eun-Jung Yoo, Fork Alphabet, 2010

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