Type Director’s Club – Ascenders 2019
Call for Entries
As part of its goal to support young designers and excellence in typography, the Type Directors Club is inaugurating Ascenders 2019, a portfolio-based competition to recognize outstanding type-oriented work of designers who are 35 years of age and under. This competition encourages designers from around the world to submit portfolios showcasing their use of type. Previous Ascenders have included young designers from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Croatia, Denmark, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, and the United States, whose work can be viewed at www.tdc.org.
Members of the TDC Board of Directors will review all submitted work and select ten aspiring and inspiring designers who are expanding the art of typography. Ascenders 2019 honorees will be announced on July 17, 2019 at the Type Directors Club annual awards ceremony at The Cooper Union in New York. The Type Directors Club will exhibit the Ascenders 2019 work, which will also be published in the TDC’s annual, The World’s Best Typography.
Rules for the competition and further portfolio requirements are in the competition website. Type Directors Club seeks submissions in the form of a single PDF portfolio containing designs that rely on type, are dominated by type, show particular ingenuity in the use of type, or create type. Other elements, such as photography and illustration, may be present, but the judges will focus on type. Applicants are requested to avoid including their name in the PDF submission.
The deadline for submissions is June 15, 2019.