Join TDC

Why Become a Member? The Type Directors Club is celebrating 70 years as the pre-eminent organization for people who make and use type. It’s not only a professional organization, it’s a community—one that brings together old and young, masters and novices alike.

As a member, you will gain access to all of our salons for only $5. And our larger events feature not only the biggest names in type, they’re also the only place you’ll find up-and-coming designers forging new paths in lettering, type design, font technology, branding, publishing, the arts, and more.

Our annual competition is the only type-focused competition that finds and awards the best of type design and typography. Members get discounts on entries, and receive the annual book of winners for free.

We also give member discounts to many conferences including TypeCon and ATypI.

The sign of a strong profession is a strong professional organization. Join us today!

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Individual Memberships

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Corporate Memberships

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Other Membership Benefits
Discounts for TypeCon & AtypI

Discounts from TDC partners including discounted admission to conferences including Typecon and AtypI.

Early Access to Videos

Your membership dollars contribute to producing videos of select events for those unable to attend in person. This allows us to bring our message to a much broader audience. Members receive special early access to all videos 30 days before they are made public. Videos of most past salons remain available in our video archive:


All members receive access to the TDC Archive and Library. By appointment, TDC’s Executive Director offers tours of the archive to visiting classes and studio groups.


Publication of your name in the Type Directors Annual Typography as well as publication of your name on the TDC website.


TDC membership badge for use on your communications.

Questions? Contact
Carol Wahler |