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The 308th Exhibition Tokyo Type Directors Club Exhibition 2012

April 02, 2012 - April 25, 2012

poster design by tomoko yamashita
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Once again the annual TDC Exhibition will be held at ginza graphic gallery in April.

The Tokyo Type Directors Club Exhibition 2012 presents the results of the Tokyo TDC Annual Awards 2012, an annual international design competition organized by the Tokyo Type Directors Club.

The Tokyo TDC Annual Awards 2012 drew a total of 3,289 entries (2,265 from Japan and 1,024 from overseas). A rigorous screening process resulted in the following prizes being awarded: 1 Grand Prix, 5 TDC Prizes, 1 Special Prize, 1 TDC RGB Prize, 1 Book Design Prize, and 1 Type Design Prize. In winning this yearfs Grand Prix, Why Not Associates (UK) achieved the remarkable distinction of being the first in the history of the TDC to win this award for the third time. Also of note was the unprecedented inclusion of three works of type design among the winners of the TDC Prize. The TDC Exhibition 2012 will showcase more than 100 outstanding typographic works, including the 10 prize winners, prize nominees, and other outstanding entries.

Every year the experimental, cutting-edge work shown at the TDC Exhibition offers visitors an entertaining feast for the eyes and the mind. This yearfs edition is no exception, with works ranging from enormous public typographic art that stretches across 2,200m2 to font designs that pursue perfection at the level of the tenth of a millimeter, and presents the world a truly diverse array of dynamic and finely detailed works, from Japan.


ginza graphic gallery (ggg)
DNP Ginza Building, 7-7-2 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061
Tel. 03 3571 5206
11:00am-7:00pm (until 6:00pm on Saturdays)
Closed on Sundays and holidays
Free admission

Concurrent Event

TDC DAY: International Design Forum
Six hours of lectures and discussions by Tokyo TDC Award winners and guests
Date and Time: April 1 (Sun.), 2012, 12:30 to 18:30 *time to be confirmed
Venue: Joshibi University of Art and Design, Suginami Campus (An entrance fee will be charged. Please apply in advance. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.)
Organizer: Tokyo Type Directors Club
Co-sponsor: ginza graphic gallery
Cooperation: Joshibi University of Art and Design
Details will be published on the Tokyo TDC website www.tdctokyo.org
For further inquires, please contact the Tokyo TDC Administrative Office: info@tdctokyo.org


Ginza Graphic Gallery (Contact: Ozawa) Tel: 03-3571-5206

Tokyo TDC Annual Awards 2012 Prize Winners

yGrand Prixz

Why Not Associates{Gordon Young (UK)
Experimental Work "Comedy Carpet"(CL. Blackpool Council)

yTDC Prizesz

M/M(Paris) (France)

CD Jacket, Book, Application "björk: Biophilia" (CL. björk)

Masashi Kawamura + Qanta Shimizu + Saqoosha + Yuri Morimoto (Japan)
MV "androp music video / Bell" (CL. Warner Music Japan Inc.)

Rick Banks (UK)
Type Design "F37 Bella" (CL. Face37)

Martin Borst (Germany)
Type Design "Mondra"

Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. Shueitai Development Department (Japan)
Type Design "The project to renew Shueitai for the Heisei era" 

ySpecial Prizez

Shin Sobue + Hidenori Yoshioka (Japan)
Book Design "Kinoko Bungaku Meisakusen" (CL. minato-no-hitoj

yRGB Prizez
Taeko Isu + Gabin Ito + Yosuke Hayashi + Takuma Miyamoto (Japan)
Web + CD Jacket "CD (kuchiroro)" iCL. commmonsj

yBook Design Prizez

Alexander Gelman (USA / Japan)
"Sequencer Books" (CL. Sequencer)

yType Design Prizez

Underware (The Netherlands)
"Mr Porter custom typeface" (CL. Mr Porter)