The awards come as easier typeface software and better browser capabilities enable the release of dozens of fonts each week.
According to TDC President Graham Clifford, “More and more people are producing fonts, but I don’t know if the quality is as good as it should be.” The awards are a way of determining what good typography design is in a newfound glut of typography. Of the submissions, he said that there aren’t any obvious trends, but “the overall quality of work is of a very good standard.”
Eleven judges picked 215 communication design winners and 14 typeface design winners out of 2,000 entries hailing from 33 countries, for an eclectic and lively exhibition. Winners included a range of typographers, from students to esteemed foundries.
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