Exhibition information

The 209th Exhibition Tokyo Type Directors Club Exhibition 2016

July 22, 2016 - August 27, 2016

Design: Atsuki Kikuchi
Design: Atsuki Kikuchi
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The Tokyo TDC Annual Awards 2016 drew a total of 2,800 entries (1,703 from Japan and 1,097 from overseas.) After a rigorous screening process, the following prizes were awarded: 1 Grand Prize, 1 Type Design Prize, 1 RGB Prize, 1 Special Prize, and 5 TDC Prizes.
Recipients of the Type Design Prize last year, Henrik Kubel and Scott Williams of the UK were awarded the Grand Prize for their exceptionally polished suite of custom alphabetic typefaces for the New York Times Magazine. Their rigorous commitment to advanced techniques and exquisite sense for expressing nuance makes them a unique presence in today’s type design world.
The TDC Exhibition features more than 150 typographical works including the nine award-winners, nominated works, and a selection of other entries that were evaluated especially highly. This year, too, the exhibition offers a widely varied and idea-filled collection that transcends East and West, crosses generations, and rises above individual forms of media.


kyoto ddd gallery
July 22 (Fri.) - August 27 (Sat.), 2016
Opening hours: 11:00 - 19:00
* Until 18:00 on August 21 (Sun.)
Closed on Sundays and holidays, except August 21 (Sun.)

Admission free. No parking.

10 Uzumasa Kamikeibu-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City 616-8533
Tel: 075-871-1480 / fax: 075-871-1267
The nearest stations to ddd:
* 3 min. walk from Uzumasa-Tenjingawa Station on the Kyoto Subway Tozai Line, exit 1
* 5 min. walk from Randen-Tenjingawa Station on the Arashiyama Main Line (Randen)

Gallery Talk

Date: Saturday, July 23, 2016, 14:30 – 16:00
Speakers: So Kanno + yang02 + Kota Iguchi (TYMOTE/CEKAIj
Venue: kyoto ddd gallery
Admission free, but reservations are required. (capacity: 70 persons)
*For reservations (starting 11:00, July 4), click here.

Opening Party

Date: Saturday, July 23, 2016, 16:30 – 18:00
Venue: kyoto ddd gallery

Prize Winning Works of Tokyo TDC Annual Awards 2016

¡ Grand Prix 
Henrik Kubel + Scott Williams (UK)
The New York Times Magazine Custom Fonts
Type Design

¡ Special Prize
Kaoru Kasai (Japan)
Rimpa 400

¡ TDC Prizes
Ryosuke Uehara (Japan)
Visual Identity, Exhibition Design, Poster

Tom Hingston (UK)
David Bowie 'Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)'
Music Video

Masashi Murakami (Japan)

Chi-Binh Trieu (Switzerland)
Gutenberg Museum - Identity & Display System
Proposal of the Visual Identity and Display System

Ikki Kobayashi (Japan)
Kuso shoso homotsuzu
Experimental Work

¡ Type Design Prize
Gerard Unger (Czech Republic)
Type Design

¡ RGB Prize
So Kanno + yang02 (Japan)
Drawing Machine