TDC Awards

The TDC competition, established in 1953, is the longest running, most prestigious, global typography and type design competition. Now in its 69th 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

Lava Syllabics

Agency Typotheque / The Hague

Client Typotheque


Super Family / Type System / Variable Font

Annual ID



A Syllabics extension to the Lava Latin typeface family that achieves harmony between the two scripts, giving users the ability to set refined layouts in multi-script and isolated settings. The Lava Syllabics is built on a contrast model that allows for this harmony, while remaining true to the inherent structures of the writing system, and the expectations of the readership across the many Indigenous communities that use the Syllabics script. Available in an upright and cursive secondary style across 6 weights, Lava Syllabics offers a tool that provides typographic solutions not available by any other Syllabics typeface.

2022 Awards

Total Points: 20

TDC Winner


Design Firm

Typotheque / The Hague
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