TDC Awards

The TDC competition, established in 1953, is the longest running, most prestigious, global typography and type design competition. Now in its 70th year, these awards are all about how letterforms are used and drawn, recognizing typographic excellence and celebrating new typeface designs in all global languages.

2022 TDC Awards - Typeface Design

Shinbakusai Reisho

Agency HYS Design / Redmond

Client HYS Design


Single Typeface

Annual ID



A modern revival typeface that finds its root from the imperial collection of enamelled porcelain (yousai in Japanese, yangcai in Chinese, “foreign porcelain") of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) of China. In contrast to calligraphic clerical scripts (reisho in Japanese, lishu in Chinese) found in the imperial collection, this typeface harmoniously blends yet juxtaposes soften-curves and sharpened-tips in key designated stokes. The distinguishing aesthetic attributes have also been further applied to Japanese hiragana and katakana for usage in Japan.

2022 Awards

Total Points: 20

TDC Winner


Design Firm

HYS Design / Redmond
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