April 3, 2022
TDC68 – Certificate of Typographic Excellence
I am thrilled to be awarded the ‘Certificate of Typographic Excellence’ from the Type Directors Club New York. Each year the TDC judges the world’s best typography, this year my work was one of two entries from Australia that won.
The work that was selected was created for Omotesando, North Sydney. Omotesando is a tree-lined street in Tokyo. It stretches from Harajuku station up to Ayoma Dori and houses high level fashion outlets with beautiful modern architecture. The new Omotesando restaurant on Miller street in North Sydney evokes the spirit of its Japanese name-sake with its tree lined street below and Japanese food and atmosphere. Being on Omotesando means being under the Japanese Elms – Zelcova Serata Makino – to represent the act of falling leaves a stylised leaf traces the path of the Japanese letters. The letterforms were then screen printed in stark white on black canvas and made in to a set of flags and curtains to spell out the name of the restaurant.
From the TDC:
(your work) will be included in the Annual of the Type Directors Club, The World’s Best Typography®, and will also be shown at the 68th Awards Exhibition (TDC68) in New York City.
This year 253 winners were selected from over 2000 entries from 62 countries. Besides being exhibited in New York City, the winners will also be included in eight (8) identical exhibitions that will tour dozens of cities in the United States, Canada, England, France, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Poland, South Korea, Spain and Taiwan.