TDC Typeface Design Winners 2018

The jury selected eighteen typeface design winners were selected from over 225 entries from 39 countries. These typeface winners are included in the World’s Best Typography, the Annual of the Type Directors Club, Typography 39, and showcased in 8 exhibitions that are touring cities in the United States, Belgium, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Poland, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan and Vietnam.

The Jury

  • Sahar Afshar
  • Verena Gerlach
  • YuJune Park
  • Dyana Weissman

Elizabeth Carey Smith, Competition Chair

The Winners

  1. Read Greek Condensed

    • Designer: Elliott Amblard and Théo Guillard, Paris
    • Foundry: Black[Foundry]
    • Client: Groupe Renault
    • Website:
    • Additional Credits: TYPEFACE DESIGN DIRECTION - Jérémie Hornus
  2. Greta Text Hebrew

    • Designer: Hebrew by Michal Sahar, Tel Aviv - Latin by Peter Bilak, The Hague
    • Foundry: Typotheque
  3. Kinetic

  4. Oi!

  5. Guyot

  6. Artigo Display

  7. Ray

  8. Vazeh

  9. Koning

    • Designer: Luc(as) de Groot, Martina Flor, Jan Fromm, Phillipp Neumeyer, Daria Petrova, Berlin
    • Foundry: LucasFonts
    • Website:
  10. Mirza

  11. Harrison Serif Pro

    • Designer: Lisa Fischbach, Hamburg
    • Foundry: TypeMates
    • Website:
    • Additional Credits: LEAD DESIGN - Jakob Runge, Munich, FONT PRODUCTION - Christoph Koeberlin, Berlin
  12. Pelago Cyrillic

  13. Teddy

    • Designer: Minjoo Ham, Berlin
    • Foundry: Fust & Friends, foundry and typographic hothouse (Berlin, Germany)
    • Website:
    • Additional Credits: TYPE DIRECTION - Jan Middendorp, TYPE ADVICE - Florian Hardwig and Dan Reynolds
  14. Origen

  15. Noort

  16. Source Han Serif

    • Designer: Ryoko Nishizuka (principle designer; kana & ideographs), Frank Grießhammer (Latin, Greek & Cyrillic), Wenlong Zhang (bopomofo), Soohyun Park, Yejin We & Donghoon Han (hangul elements, letters & syllables)
    • Client: Adobe Systems, Inc. and Google, San Jose, California
    • Website:
  17. IBM Plex

    • Designer: Mike Abbink, Paul van der Laan, and Pieter van Rosmalen
    • Client: IBM
    • Website:
    • Additional Credits: CREATIVE DIRECTION - Mike Abbink, TYPE DIRECTION - Paul van der Laan and Pieter van Rosmalen, DESIGN AGENCY - IBM Brand Experience & Design and Bold Monday
  18. Lamon

    • Designer: Dmitry Lamonov, Moscow
    • Foundry: Art.Lebedev Studio
    • Website:
    • Additional Credits: ART DIRECTION - Artemy Lebedev, PROJECT MANAGER - Svetlana Kost