Tokyo TDC Exhibition 2016 / ginza graphic gallery

Design: Atsuki Kikuchi

This year’s Tokyo TDC Exhibition at Ginza Graphic Gallery will be held in June, just before the heart of summer.
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.

Tokyo TDC Exhibition 2016
Where : ginza graphic gallery (ggg)
When : June 03, 2016 – June 27, 2016
(Closed on Sundays and holidays)
Opening hours : 11:00am – 7:00pm
Free admission
Address : DNP Ginza Building, 7-2, Ginza 7-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061
Tel : +81-3-3571-5206

Award Ceremony and Exhibition
5:00pm – 7:00pm, Friday, June 3 at ggg

Design Forum “TDC DAY”
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 (
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Prize Winning Works of Tokyo TDC Annual Awards 2016
● Grand Prix

– Henrik Kubel + Scott Williams (UK)
The New York Times Magazine Custom Fonts (Client : The New York Times Magazine)
Type Design01

Special Prize
– Kaoru Kasai (Japan)
Rimpa 400 (Client : DNP Foundation for Cultural Promotion)

●TDC Prizes
– Ryosuke Uehara (Japan)
BOUTIQUE! (Client : Wacoal Art Center Co., Ltd. )
VI, Exhibition design, Poster

– Tom Hingston (UK)
David Bowie ‘Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)’ (Client : Isolar)
Music video
7_Tom Hingston_

– Masashi Murakami (Japan)

– Chi-Binh Trieu (Switzerland)
Gutenberg Museum – Identity & Display System
VI, Display System

– Ikki Kobayashi (Japan)
Kuso shoso homotsuzu
Experimental Work

Type Design Prize
– Gerard Unger (The Netherlands)
Alverata (Client : TypeTogether)
Type Design

RGB Prize
– So Kanno + yang02 (Japan)
Drawing Machine