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.

2023 TDC Awards - Type Design

Zhian Typeface

Agency Frontline Typo

Client Frontline Typo


Single Style Typeface

Annual ID



On 16 September 2022, Mahsa Amini passed away after three days of unconsciousness in the ICU due to multiple blows to the head by IR's morality police. This incident caused protests that continued for four months in many cities of Iran. And from the very beginning, graphic designers tried to play their role in the protests by producing content and graphics, and this typeface has a very related concept. The "Zhian" typeface is not friendly. It is clear and protestant and has a loud and harsh voice. It is specifically designed to be used to demonstrate protest. This typeface is designed in bold and bold with rounded edges.

2023 Awards

Total Points: 20

TDC Winner



Studio Metaphor


Frontline Typo

Type Designer

Mobin Miandashti

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