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 - Communication Design

Letterform Variations

Agency Slanted Publishers / Karlsruhe

Client Personal


Books / Single

Annual ID



Letterform Variations is the product of Nigel Cottier’s methodology for developing letterforms that are based partly on visual transformations generated by algorithmic functions, such as constraints, rules, grids, and modules, and partly on designerly judgements about composition, balance and visual dynamics.

2022 Awards

Total Points: 20

TDC Winner



Slanted Publishers / Karlsruhe

Concept & Design

Nigel Cottier


Paul McNeil

Publishing Direction

Julia Kahl
Lars Harmsen
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