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Old 03-11-2010, 02:42 PM   #1
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Default TDC 2010 Type design awards

The Type Directors Club has announced the winners in this year’s competition, including Ronald Arnholm with a new square-serifed member of the Legacy family; Jean-François Porchez, introducing a Spanish-themed modern named Retiro; and Robin Nicholas, Alice Savage, and Delve Withrington, with a large family of newspaper faces called Ysobel; among several others.

I was especially struck by Joos, an upright italic by Laurent Bourcellier, a revival of a 16th century face; and Narziss, a swirly high-contrast ad face, reminiscent of the 70s, by Hubert Jocham. There are also a couple of arabic faces: Aisha by Titus Nemeth and DecoType Nastaliq by Mirjam Somers (the latter listed without a specimen, so far), and a calligraphic Japanese face by Ryoko Nishizuka, Kazuraki.

Be sure to click on the links to specimens of each design, which are somewhat easy to miss at the bottom of each description.

   
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