A window into the best of international type design opens in Ōtautahi Christchurch for the first time through TDC68 Aotearoa: The World's Best Typography. 

The annual Type Directors Club (TDC) awards recognise design excellence and typographic innovation, with the exhibition traveling to cities across America, Asia and Europe, and across Aotearoa thanks to creative agency Osborne Shiwan. 

For TDC68, 202 winners were selected from 63 countries by a diverse jury of leading designers and type designers, reflecting TDC’s ongoing commitment to increase the level of diversity and representation in all aspects of its programming, membership, and on its Advisory Board.

TDC68’s Ōtautahi showing brings together posters, publications and moving image works entered into the TDC awards including pieces by Apple, The New York Times, Pentagram, Mucho and Klim Type Foundry.

Founded in 1946 by the industry’s leading design practitioners, the Type Directors Club, based in New York, is an international organisation whose purpose is to build a creative community through public events and platforms, support the growth of students and early-career professionals, and recognise excellence in type design across the world.

Founded in 2006, Osborne Shiwan is a Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland-based creative agency specialising in strategic thinking and art direction. Directors Lloyd Osborne and Shabnam Shiwan have collaborated with some of New Zealand’s most influential brands and their work has been recognised internationally within the areas of commerce, arts and culture. They manage the Aotearoa arm of Type Directors Club. Follow their work on Instagram at @TDCAotearoa.

TDC68 Aotearoa: The World's Best Typography, 21 May–28 May 2023 at Objectspace in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. Photograph by Jinki Cambronero.