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

Marienlyst Display

Agency ANTI / Oslo + The Pyte Foundry / Ellmer Stefan / Oslo / Oslo

Client Ferd / Marienlyst


Variable Font

Annual ID



The Norwegian public broadcaster, NRK, is leaving its building at Marienlyst in Oslo after 80 years, opening up 107,000 square meters for new housing and businesses in central Oslo. The area will be developed into a creative, cultural hub where people can live, work, and experience art, music, food, and more. Marienlyst will unite NRK's history with Oslo's need to become a greener, more creative, and inclusive city. The area will be constantly transformed to reflect Oslo's essence of change. The Marienlyst Display will be a focal point, reflecting NRK's architecture and distinctive visual qualities. The variable typeface represents transformation between history and the future, inspired by the architecture of Kringkastingshuset and Store Studio. The font is designed for flexible animation and has its own style sets with negative shapes. The listed facade is reflected in how the outer shape of the letters is preserved, while the inner shape symbolizes

2023 Awards

Total Points: 20

TDC Winner



ANTI / Oslo

Type Foundry

The Pyte Foundry / Ellmer Stefan / Oslo / Oslo


Tone-Lise Vilje


Hanne Dillan

Type Designer

Stefan Ellmer

Project Manager

Helene Grindheim

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