In 1950, in New York, the famous Type Directors Club, aka TDC presented the first international exhibition of graphic works selected by a jury of experts in graphic design and typographic design. The TDC 60 gathered a total of 2,000 proposals from 43 countries. Among these proposals, 209 were selected as winners. The exposure of the TDC 60, eagerly awaited by visual communication professionals and amateurs, has a vintage 2014 demonstrates, once again, the accuracy of the selection of the best of the world. The exhibition radiates in many cities on 5 continents and enjoys partnerships including ECV – School of Visual Communication punishable on the national territory.
In Nantes, France, the Atlantic ECV has forged for 4 years a partnership with the National School of Architecture that hosts the traveling exhibition in the Loire gallery. Contained in a sober and compact black suitcase, the winning creations by the TDC deploy and adapt remarkably well to this architectural space. Organized like a real competition, the contest TDC is a must for the recognition of graphic design and current type design. Several juries observe and select the most ingenious authors divided into two main categories: communication design and typography.
Education has always been an important mission of the CCT. In the first year of its inception, the club taught courses as well as hosted conferences and seminars on design and research in graphic design. Today, it rewards the best students from around the world from its prestigious scholarship. The TDC has helped to encourage the teaching of visual communication and design of typographic design; it is common in language, culture and the media where they did not exist before. The partnership between the School of Visual Communication and the Type Directors Club for over 20 years seems quite natural in this regard.
TDC ambassador for France, ECV hosts the annual exhibition of research graphic design and typographic the most avant-garde. In parallel, she organizes conferences and workshops to students. In Nantes, the LCA and the School of Architecture joined forces to present all of the awarded works. This exhibition presents the reconciliation of knowledge, disciplines that come together in their practice. It will allow to repeat the experience of a workshop involving students from both schools the time to reflect on the alliance of architecture and graphic design, research driven by Olivier Lafuente, designer designer, Studio O & J. Communication of the previous workshop conducted in March 2014 is currently presented in the TDC exhibition 60. A jury will elect Friday, March 27, 2015 the best projects.
This year, the Atlantic ECV hosts the second hexagonal phase of this traveling exhibition, after Paris. It will then be hosted on other websites ECV: Aix-en-Provence, Bordeaux and Lille. In Nantes, the exhibition stopped spaces bathed in light Loire Gallery – National School of Architecture in Nantes. Nicolas Gautron, graphic artist and designer, has designed an ingenious presentation device that allows ample deploy the bag 60 of the CCT in the spaces of the Loire gallery.
The partners of Antonin studio + Margaux, graduates of the Atlantic LCA in 2011 and Erika Kitamura, who graduated from the same school in 2014, signed the hanging of the exhibition. Bruno Savin and Nolwenn Couëtoux achieved the rating of the facade, the mediation document and the exposure of cartels. Within the exhibition, a space dedicated to them, and to discover the graphic designs of the ‘guests of LCA’.
More than just an exhibition, this annual event around the TDC is the starting point of a unique partnership between the LCA and the Nantes Atlantique architecture National School, which develops through a series of appointments -you: joint visits to the exhibition, conferences, workshops. It’s all here together to offer students an unprecedented tool for reflection and exchange of ideas and innovations.