Tokyo TDC, Vol.32 – The Best in International Typography & Design


  • Client
  • Tokyo Type Directors Club, DNP Art communications
  • Author
  • Tokyo Type Directors Club
  • Specification
  • 145 × 220 mm, softcover, 480 pages
  • Design
  • Yoshihisa Tanaka, Yutaro Yamada
  • Printing
  • iWord co., ltd.
  • Period
  • Nov 2021
  • Photography for the website
  • Hiroshi Manaka

Annual Catalogue of the “TDC Award,” an international competition for typography and design that started in 1990. Vol.32, which records the results of the “TDC Award 2021,” features a record number of winning works, 491 works. Changed the format of the yearbook, which used to be large and heavy, to a compact size, and adopted the lightest paper. It has been redesigned with a new “yearbook” image that is easy to hold and read. Offset print, tilting and silk screen are applied to the cover, spine and edges to make the characters “TDC” appear three-dimensionally. In the text layout, one work is posted on one page in principle, and the winning works of each designer are arranged continuously to pursue easy reading.