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TDC68, now in its 68th year, is all about how letterforms are used, recognizing typographic excellence and innovation along with the art and craft of typography and design. 25TDC, in its 25th year, focuses on how letterforms are drawn, and celebrates new typeface designs in all global languages. Both competitions receive entries from more than 60 countries.

2022 TDC Awards - Communication Design

Chisinau address plates

Agency Anatolie Micaliuc / Chisinau + Ilya Birman / Chelyabinsk

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A new concept of the street nameplate design has been created for Chisinau, Moldova. The light cream-colored signs are set with black Helvetica-like typeface. The layout is tight and simple, but a graphical element may be occasionally used. The graphical element can be related to the history of the street or play on its name, or aid wayfinding. An ordinary street can have a simple text-only sign. If there is no space for a street nameplate, the name may be typed faintly directly over the number right on its plate. All signs are 38 cm high while the width adapts to the content. The layout is using a common grid with a 2-cm module. The line height is 14 cm, the spacing between the lines, 2 cm, the margins, 4 cm. The words like “street” or “boulevard” are always abbreviated, set in a smaller type, but are slightly bolder to visually maintain the same thickness.

2022 Awards

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Anatolie Micaliuc / Chisinau
Ilya Birman / Chelyabinsk

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Ilya Birman
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