Celebrate 65

To celebrate its sixty-fifth anniversary and its sponsorship of typographic excellence, the Type Directors Club has published Celebrate 65, a portfolio of inspirational work by prominent type designers, graphic designers, letterers, calligraphers, and artists. The sixty-five contributors were invited to submit a design for one number between one and sixty-five.


This book presents their smart and beautiful efforts, as well as memoirs and reflections by Roger Black, James Montalbano, Paul Shaw, Ilene Strizver, Carol Wahler, and Alex W. White.

The featured designers come from more than twenty-five countries and include such celebrated names as Marian Bantjes, Neville Brody, Sonya Dyakova, Louise Fili, Rubén Fontana, Milton Glaser, Henrik Kubel, Niklaus Troxler, Underware, Sharon Werner, and Bai Zhiqei. Six Type Director Club medalists are represented: Ed Benguiat, Matthew Carter, Adrian Frutiger, Paula Scher, Erik Spiekermann, and Hermann Zapf.


We thank the contributors to Celebrate 65 for their support of the Type Directors Club, which continues to lead in the promotion of typographic achievement around the world.

The seven typefaces used in the book text were all winners in the TDC Typeface Design Competition. TDC board chairman Diego Vainesman designed the book, which is 10 x 10 inches and 80 pages.