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

Coppa Stadio

Agency Zetafonts / Firenze + Reber R41 / Treviso


Self-Promotion / Campaign

Annual ID



A typeface is never only a collection of exquisitely designed letterforms: but rather a cultural artefact rich in semantic associations and storytelling, as well as a commercial product needing a digital marketing campaign. When producing the revival of Stadio, a forgotten 1975 design by Aldo Novarese, the team at Zetafonts was inspired by its football naming and its playful but muscular aesthetics to create a community event based on the imagery and the spirit of vintage Italian football. Therefore, Coppa Stadio was born: an inclusive graphic design tournament amongst 20 leading Italian graphic design studios, with the idea of giving typography and graphic design the same immediacy and fun that can be had while playing with friends on a football field. A cross-medial experiment that also includes a printed specimen of the typeface in the form of a traditional Italian sports tabloid as well as a football fan scarf.

2022 Awards

Total Points: 20

TDC Winner


Type Foundry

Zetafonts / Firenze

Client / Brand

Reber R41 / Treviso

Art Director

Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini

Chief Design Officer

Francesco Canovaro

Chief Marketing Officer

Debora Manetti

Social Media Manager

Manuel Alvaro

Editorial Designer

Isabella Ahmadzadeh

Poster Designer

Bob Liuzzo
Federico Galvani
Davide Eucalipto
Marco Petrucci
Davide Pagliardini
Francesco Caporale
Giovanni Stillittano
Gianluca Camillini
Nicola Giorgio
Alberto Mariani
Antonello Colaps
Alessandro Congiu
Francesca Perpetuini
Francesco Paternoster
Riccardo Pierassa
Matteo Bartoli
Francesco Cavalli
Raffaella Santamaria
Valentina Sesia
Marco Goran Romano

Scarf & Poster Designer

AFAB - Allfontsarebastards

Social Media Graphic Designer

Sofia Bandini
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