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The 353rd Ginza Graphic Gallery Exhibition Tokyo Type Directors Club Exhibition 2016

June 03, 2016 - June 27, 2016

Design: Atsuki Kikuchi
Design: Atsuki Kikuchi
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TDC Exhibition 2016 presents the results of the Tokyo TDC Annual Awards 2016, an annual international design competition sponsored by the Tokyo Type Directors Club. 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.


ginza graphic gallery (ggg)
DNP Ginza Building, 7-2, Ginza 7-chome 
Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061
Tel: 03-3571-5206
Opening hours: 11:00am – 7:00pm
Closed on Sundays and holidays
Admission free

Award Ceremony & Exhibition Opening

5:00pm-7:00pm, Friday, June 3 at ggg

Design Forum TDCDAY

6 hours marathon forum by prize winners and guest speakers
12:30 - 6:30pm, Saturday, June 4
Venue: 1F Hall, DNP Gotanda Bldg.
3-5-20 Nishi-Gotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141-8001
Reservation required, first-come first-served basis
Organized by: Tokyo Type Directors Club
Cosponsored by: DNP Foundation for Cultural Promotion
For more information, visit Tokyo TDC site (www.tdctokyo.org)
Booking and Inquires: info@tdctokyo.org


Azusa Ozawa, ginza graphic gallery 03 3571 5206

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