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2022 TDC Awards - Communication Design

Sociotype Journal

Agency Sociotype / London + Socio / London

Client Sociotype


Editorial / Single

Annual ID



Issue #1 of Sociotype Journal is typeset in our very own serif superfamily, Gestura. Appropriately enough, our theme is “The Gesture”. When words fail, our hands do the talking. Join us as we investigate raised fists, flicked Vs and power grips, VR mitts and cable knits with NASA, secret signs of the illuminati, street gangs and flight attendants, sign language poetry, greasy fingers, strap hangers, and discover the meaning of the word “thist”. Issue #1 features ten essays, seven image-led articles, and a twenty eight page technical type specimen. Printed in an edition of 1,500 copies 224 pages 210 × 275 mm ISSN 2754-7698 Section sewn, printed in four colours with two special Pantones and an eight page foil embossed cover Designed and printed in the UK on FSC recycled papers by Fedrigoni Sociotype Journal features no advertising

2022 Awards

Total Points: 20

TDC Winner


Design Firm

Socio / London

Type Foundry

Sociotype / London

Creative Director

Nigel Bates


Alicia Mundy

Creative Director & Editor

Nic Carter
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