TDC65 Exhibition

Thu, Jul 18, 2019 8am - Fri, Aug 9, 2019 5pm

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Our Type@Cooper and the Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design & Typography host The World’s Best Typography (TDC65) exhibition, which  features award-winning work of the club’s 65th Annual Communications Design and 2019 Typeface Design competition. The exhibition displays typography in a wide range of categories including books, posters, corporate branding, logos, web graphics, film and TV titles, products, and magazines from many countries including the United States, France, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, the People’s Republic of China, South Korea, and others.

The TDC65 exhibition includes over 280 selections of winning work from the TDC’s annual international typeface design competition and communication design competition selected by an international jury of top designers.

TDC65 Judges

Karin Fong, Imaginary Forces
Leo Jung, Sunday Magazine
Eddie Opara, Pentagram
Paulina Reyes, Plated, NY
Ian Spalter, Instagram
Annik Troxler, Switzerland
Zipeng Zhu, Dazzle

Chair: Bobby Martin, Jr., OCD

Typeface Design Judges
Nicole Dotin, Process Type Foundry
Tobias Frere-Jones, Frere-Jones Type
Erin McLaughlin
Kristyan Sarkis, TPTQ Arabic Type Foundry

Chair: Nina Stössinger, Frere-Jones Type

For the first time, Type Directors Club is featuring award-winning student work from the typeface design competition in addition to the communications design competition.

The gallery is open Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Please note that the gallery is closed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)

Located in the 41 Cooper Gallery, located in 41 Cooper Square, on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.