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2023 TDC Awards - Typography

A More Perfect Union

Agency Pentagram / New York

Client The Philadelphia Inquirer


Publication / Editorial / Editorial / Catalog / Magazine - Series

Annual ID



The Philadelphia Inquirer has launched “A More Perfect Union,” a yearlong special project examining the roots of systemic racism in America through institutions founded in Philadelphia. Pentagram developed an identity and visual tool kit for the series, along with the print edition of chapter one, included as an insert with the Sunday, February 20 issue of the newspaper. Pentagram was commissioned by Publisher and CEO Lisa H. Hughes and worked closely with contributing editor Errin Haines, Creative Director Elizabeth Samet, and Design Director Suzette Moyer and their teams. The digital application of the project has been developed in-house by interactive designer Dain Saint.

2023 Awards

Total Points: 20

TDC Winner


Design Firm

Pentagram / New York


Jordan Taylor

Project Manager

Avery George


Shigeto Akiyama


Luke Hayman


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