In 2011, SVA won more Type Directors Club Awards than all other institutions combined, claiming 24 out of the 36 awards given for student projects. SVA also took home more TDC Awards than all professional firms in the running. The Type Directors Club is an international organization that promotes excellence in typography and awards are given annually in recognition of outstanding typeface design.
From the MFA Design Department, the 2011 winners are alumnus Matt Luckhurst (MFA 2010 Design) and current students Elisa Bates, Michael Croxton, Sebastian Ebarb, Tim Hucklesby, Derek Munn, Cristina Vasquez, Elliott Walker and Jesse Senje Yuan. Faculty members that provided guidance on these projects are Gail Anderson, Stephen Doyle, Milton Glaser, Erik Guzman, Steven Heller, Stefan Sagmeister and Paula Scher.
From the BFA Advertising and Graphic Design Department, the winners are alumni Rocco Cambareri (BFA 2010 Graphic Design), Elizabeth Chan (BFA 2010 Graphic Design), Hiu Chui (BFA 1010 Graphic Design) , Grant Gold (BFA 2010 Graphic Design), Jihwan Kim (BFA 2011 Graphic Design), Jiwon Kim (BFA 2010 Graphic Design), Seung Hee Lee (BFA 2010 Graphic Design), Yoonbin Lee (BFA 2010 Graphic Design) and Rukiye Sahin (BFA 2010 Graphic Design). The faculty members that advised on these projects are Kevin Brainard, Andrew Castrucci, Darren Cox, Kristina DiMatteo, Carin Goldberg, Julia Hoffman, Ori Kleiner, Olga Mezhibovskaya, Paul Sahre, Paula Scher and Genevieve Williams.
Image: Screenshot from Elisa Bates’ Stranded video, an assignment for Gail Anderson’s Just Type class.