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 - Typography

The Nest

Agency Nohawk + Slanted Publishers / Nördliche Uferstraße, Karlsruhe

Client Slanted Publishers


Publication / Editorial / Book - Single

Annual ID



The Nest is a book, conceived and designed by Scott Massey, about process—the process of designing, and how it changes both what we make and who we are. The Nest is also a book about memory—how memory builds up in layers and influences our experiences, as well as the things we make. The focus of The Nest is a series of posters created in celebration of the exhibition Inside Out & Upside Down: Posters from CalArts 1970–2019. The Nest documents Massey’s use of appropriation, collage, layering and re-working to generate 200 unique and vibrant compositions that each tell a different story about creative discovery. Trim Size: 8.5x11" Pages: 272 Typefaces: Monument Grotesk & Self Modern Printer: Stober Medien GmbH Paper: Kraft Paper, 140 g/m; Wibalin Selector, 120 g/m; GardaArtGloss 115 g/m; GardaMatt, 140 g/m Printing: Offset CMYK (M is pms 806) + metallics (pms 871 & 877) + white

2023 Awards

Total Points: 20

TDC Winner





Slanted Publishers / Nördliche Uferstraße, Karlsruhe


Jackson Friedman


Scott Massey


Bijan Berahimi
Ed Fella
George Bates
Jon Sueda
Juliette Bellocq
Martin Venezky
Paul Sahre
Stefano Giustiniani

Production coordinator

Julia Kahl

Production director

Lars Harmsen

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