The Tokyo Type Directors Club has been in existence for the past twenty years. It has constantly challenged what is thought of as typography, typographics and type design whilst at the same time being a bastion of the more traditional craft of typography. Every year, twenty of Japan's leading typographers and graphic designers meet to judge the Tokyo TDC's annual competition. Presented here are a selection of entries from 2013, from all over the world including Chile, Turkey, Germany, Holland, the UK, France, Israel, the USA, Japan and China. The works are geographically and culturally diverse, in a broad range of media and materials.
Esablished in 1987, The Tokyo Type Directors Club has held an annual competition every year since 1991. It is recognised as the most stimulating and radical design organisation in Japan. The number of members at present is 170.