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 - Communication Design

Type Cypher

Agency Jeth Torres / Cavite

Client Personal


Experimental / Campaign

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Type Cypher has a total of 9 decorative typefaces — 342 letters & numbers including Ñ and Ng of the Filipino alphabet. They're mainly inspired by Blackletter, graffiti, Arabic calligraphy, dark visuals, paranormal, and Philippine occult tradition. All characters are done digitally (freestyle) using Mouse Calligraphy, a technique made in Adobe Illustrator (Brush Tool) using a computer mouse.

2022 Awards

Total Points: 20

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