University of Sharjah’s Nada Abdallah to take part in TDC70 Jury
Posted on 2023 Oct,25

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The Type Directors Club, the global typography organization, has announced the global jury for the prestigious TDC70 competition.

The jury includes Nada Abdallah, designer and assistant professor of Visual Communications at College of Fine Arts and Design, University of Sharjah, based in Sharjah, UAE.  She is also the founder of Bilarabic Design Festival, and a member of the Board of Directors of ATypI.  

The program is a single competition under the TDC70 umbrella consisting of three disciplines: Communication Design, Lettering, and Type Design

This year’s TDC70 competition committee is co-chaired by Eric Q. Liu, typographer, editor, podcaster and writer with The Type in Tokyo, and Trisha Tan, design director based in Brooklyn, with support from TDC Advisory Board member John Kudos, managing partner, KUDOS Design Collaboratory and KASA Collective in New York.

While the competition always accepted international and multilingual entries, the addition of more judges in recent years was a reflection of TDC’s commitment to have a greater number of the most appropriate experts judging designs for which they have a deep knowledge.

To be eligible, work must have been produced or published in the 2023 calendar year. 

The TDC competition regularly receives entries from more than 60 countries. To make TDC70 as accessible as possible on a global level, the organization is offering significant regional discounts on entry fees.  

Approximately half of the world’s countries qualify for a 60% discount, and another quarter of them receive a 20% discount, with only the most economically prosperous countries and regions paying the full entry fee. Additional discounts are also available to TDC members and students.

Winners of TDC70 receive a Certificate of Typographic Excellence and digital seal certifying their work is among the world’s best of the year.  Winning work will also be featured in the highly respected TDC Annual, The World’s Best Typography, and showcased in eight exhibitions that travel to museums, schools and design organizations around the world. 

Branding for this year’s competition was created by Wolff Olins, with fonts generously donated by Neubau, based in Berlin.