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

SF Symbols 4

Agency Apple Design Team / Cupertino, CA

Client Apple


Software - Other

Annual ID



SF Symbols 4 lets you browse over 4,000 symbols from Appleā€™s library of iconography. Symbols are organized into categories and can be previewed in nine weights and four rendering modes: monochrome, hierarchical, palette, and multicolor. Symbols now support Variable Color to convey strength or progress over time, enabling symbols to be more dynamic and expressive. An updated inspector with a variable color slider enables previewing across all rendering modes. Automatic rendering highlights the unique characteristics of symbols with additional depth and detail. Custom symbols can be imported and annotated using a shared layer structure across rendering modes, making annotation faster and easier. Layer annotations can be viewed and customized in the new preview area.

2023 Awards

Total Points: 20

TDC Winner


Internal / In-House Agency

Apple Design Team / Cupertino, CA

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