TDC2 2000: FF Clifford and FF Profile

January 23rd, 2000

The judging of the Type Directors Club Type Design Competition 2000 took place in New York City on January 23, 2000, at the School of Visual Arts. The contest was judged by Matthew Carter, Barry Deck, John Hudson and Kathleen Tinkel. Maxim Zhukov chaired the Jury.

One hundred two designers from twenty-four countries participated in the competition. One hundred eighty-five entries competed in five categories: Text designs, Display designs, Text/display type systems, Type superfamilies, and Pi fonts.

Eighteen entries have been chosen by the Jury of TDC2 2000 to receive the Certificates of Excellence in Type Design. All winning entries will be included in Typography 21, the annual publication of the Type Directors Club, and shown at the TDC Awards Exhibition in New York City, from June through mid-September 2000; they will also be included in the exhibitions touring the United States, Canada, Europe, Southeast Asia, Japan, Mexico and Australia.

The winning FontFont typefaces in the Type Directors Club Type Design Competition 2000 are: FF Clifford by Akira Kobayashi and FF Profile by Martin Wenzel. Both typeface families won in the text designs category.