Exhibition information

The 401st ginza graphic gallery exhibition TDC 2024

April 01, 2024 - May 15, 2024

Design: Yugo Nakamura
Design: Yugo Nakamura
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The Tokyo TDC Awards is an international graphic design competition focusing on the visual representation of the written word and language. It has been held annually since 1990, making this the 34th time it has taken place. 
     During the competition’s entry submission period from August 1 to October 5, 2023, we received 3,675 entries of extremely high quality: 1,830 from Japan and 1,845 from overseas. As a result of extended screening of the graphic works in digital and physical form by the 40-member selection committee, 486 entries were chosen for inclusion in the design yearbook. At the same time, 10 award winners and 52 nominated works were selected.
     At the TDC 2024 exhibition detailed below, around 130 of the most highly rated graphic designs will be displayed, including those that were awarded or nominated for prizes. As in previous years, the exhibition features an extensive line-up of topical works that are sure to impress visitors. 


ginza graphic gallery(ggg)
DNP Ginza Building B1F/1F
7-2, Ginza 7-chome, Tokyo 104-0061
Tel. 03-3571-5206
Opening hours: 11:00am - 7:00pm
Closed on Sundays and holidays
Admission free

Award Ceremony & Exhibition Reception

Date: Friday, April 5  Starting at 5:00pm
The ceremony for the Tokyo TDC Awards 2024 will be held during the exhibition reception (5:00 - 7:00pm) in the gallery and on the 2nd floor of DNP Ginza Building.

Design Forum TDCDAY

TDCDAY is a design forum that brings the award winners from Japan and overseas together to give exceptionally well-prepared and informative presentations. The members of the selection committee act as hosts, offering their comments and asking questions. For further details including the time of the forum, the program, and how to apply, please check the Tokyo TDC website.  
Date: Saturday, April 6 
Venue: B2F Auditorium, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
Admission free (apart from the cost of using audio receivers, etc. in the event of simultaneous translation)


TDC 2024 Award Winners

Grand Prize
“A Jagged Orbit” Karen ann Donnachie & Andy Simionato (Australia), Non Client

Type Design Prize
“Vogue Brasil Sans & Serif” Studio DRAMA (UK), Vogue Brasil

Book Design Prize
“FREMD das fremde” Achim Reichert (France), Miriam Cahn

RGB Prize
“The days I couldn’t write poems” Zennyan + mikyokyuji (Japan), Non Client

TDC Prize
“Oracle (aujourd’hui est-il un autre jour?) Achim Reichert (France), Matthieu Saladin

TDC Prize
“GB” Henrik Kubel + Scott Williams, A2-TYPE (UK), New North Press

TDC Prize
“aranya plein air” Transwhite Studio (China), aranya art center

TDC Prize
“experimental work – Circling, Four Tet” Yihao Wang (China), Self-commisioned

TDC Prize
“EASTEAST_TOKYO 2023” Mariko Okazaki (Japan), EASTEAST_

Special Prize
“Fumio Tachibana Exhibition: IMPRINT/ IMPRESS, It’s only a paper moon (Kyutai 11)” Fuimio Tachibana (Japan), Art Tower Mito