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TDC63 Exhibition in Nantes, France

February 21, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - March 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

ECV Nantes is hosting the 63rd Annual Communications Design and 2017 Typeface Design Exhibitions of Type Directors Club in Nantes, France at Galerie Loire, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Nantes. This marks the 25th year that ECV (Ecole de Communication Visuelle) has served as the official sponsor of the Type Directors Club annual exhibition in France.

The “Type Directors Club 63” exhibition will include over 200 selections of winning work from the TDC’s annual international typeface design competition and communication design competition selected by an international jury of top designers.

The exhibition displays typography in a wide range of categories including books, posters, corporate branding, logos, web graphics, film and TV titles, products, and magazines from many countries including the United States, France, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, the People’s Republic of China, South Korea, and others.

The exhibition is on display in Nantes from February 21 through March 17. This TDC63 exhibition opens in Nantes following the exhibition’s October debut in Paris and additional exhibitions in Tokyo, Seoul, Warsaw, Madrid, Bielefeld, Bangkok, Hanoi, London, and New York.

Each year, the faculty of ECV Nantes asks graphic design students to submit designs for the branding and identity of the exhibition. This year, the student team selected is Lea Ede, Anne Grignon, Alexandra Puchnaty, and William Sanz.

TDC63 exhibition poster and brochure by ECV Nantes student team Lea Ede, Anne Grignon, Alexandra Puchnaty, and William Sanz.

Exhibition hours:
Monday – Saturday, 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Lectures (Auditorium at 6:30 p.m.):
Tuesday, February 20: Bureau 205, Damien Gautier and Florence Roller, associate designer, Lyon
Thursday, March 1: Roxane Gataud, typographer, character designer
Tuesday, March 13, auditorium, 6:30 pm: Yves Mestrallet, MeMo editions, Nantes

Guided Tours (Gallery, 3:00 p.m.):
Saturday, February 24: Bruno Savin, typographer
Saturday, March 10: Thierry Fétiveau, typographer, draftsman

Link to the ENSA Nantes website here.

Top of page image credits: Poster by Neue Gestaltung (Berlin) for the Staatstheater Mainz; poster by Juan Carlos Pagan for Ketchum, Ally Mann for th “Ages of Aberlour Whisky” campaign; Juan Carlos Pagan poster (Photo: Marty Gotera); book design by Miriam Rieger at Mediadesign Hochschule Munchen; and installation view of TDC63 exhibition in New York.


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