For the past sixty-eight years, the Type Directors Club has encouraged the design community to achieve excellence in typography through annual competitions. Typography 43 is the TDC’s newest annual volume devoted exclusively to typography; the book presents the finest communication design work from 2021 and the winners of twenty-fifth-annual typeface design competition, 25TDC. This collection is a display of what is happening in the world of design and type design.
In one book you can see works from forty-two countries, which include: Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Macau, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, and Vietnam.
This edition also includes a special index listing the principal typefaces used and the names of their designers. The Judges’ Choices section features the winning entries that have been singled out as each judge’s personal favorite; these pieces are accompanied not only by the judges’ comments but also by designer statements. These components—along with this year’s chairs, Nadine Chahine, Manija Emran, Joe Newton, and Ksenya Samarskaya—exemplify the enormous vitality of the typography profession.