Around the Design World in 180 Words: Typographical Edition

  • The Type Directors Club has kicked off its annual competitions in communication design (print, digital media, student work), typeface design, and movie titles. This year, the TDC has decided to award its first “Best in Show,” which design competition chairman Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich likens to “electing a king—or queen—of typography.” The early bird deadline is December 17, and procrastinators have until January 12, 2011 to enter.
  • The Pentagram Calendar has been reborn as the 365 Typographic Calendar. Pentagram alumnus Kit Hinrichs is now producing it through his new San Francisco-based design office, Studio Hinrichs. “So many people, designers included, have no idea who designed the beautifully crafted typefaces that are very much a part of our everyday life,” he has said. “I wanted to enable people to become more aware of type as a designed object.” The dozen typefaces celebrated in the 2011 edition are a mix of iconic creations by the likes of A.M. Cassandre and Le Corbusier, and the work of contemporary stars including Zuzana Licko and Christian Schwartz. Order yours online in small or jumbo size.