ISTD (international Society of Typographic Designers) exhibits exemplary work from its unique awards scheme dedicated solely to typography.
Held every three years the ISTD International Typographic Awards are the only awards dedicated to recognizing and promoting examples of great typography across a wide range of graphic design disciplines, in print and on screen – and with submissions received from 25 countries, the awards are truly international in scope.
The cream of the 2014 awards is displayed in this exhibition of books, posters, magazines and more from around the world – featuring beautifully detailed type with attention to materials, paper stock and bindings, through to creative signage and environmental projects. The contrasting scale and approaches demonstrate the skill and insight of the designer.
Typography surrounds us, but is often overlooked. It plays a key part in communicating a message, yet when type is applied in a sensitive and appropriate manner it does its job so well that it often 'disappears'. Conversely it can be made to shout, influence and lead an audience literally or metaphorically.
The Awards judging weekend and ceremony both took place in the De La Warr Pavilion. ISTD is delighted to round off the 2014 Awards cycle by, for the first time, exhibiting actual work from the awards, celebrating the best of the successful submissions as judged by an international panel of respected designers and industry commentators.
Every award-winning entry is reproduced in the 176-page ISTD International Typographic Awards book, available from the Pavilion shop.
ISTD is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, run by a volunteer board of directors. istd.org.uk