Some of the most exciting creative work is being done in the field of title design for film, television, online and live gatherings. With its INTRO competition, The Type Director’s Club (TDC) recognizes excellence in title design and gives international artists a forum to showcase their work. The deadline for submissions has been extended to February 9, 2011.
The 2011 competition will be judged by a panel of distinguished professionals including Randy Blasmeyer (Big Film), Timmy Fisher (MK12), Karen Fong (Imaginary Forces) and Mark Kudsi (Motion Theory). TDC Chair Jakob Trollbäck will serve as the chairman. Winners will be celebrated at the annual TDC award show in New York and the work will be posted online as well as published in TDC annual Typography 32. Entry forms are available online at www.tdc.org.
The competition features three categories:
A. Titles for feature films, shorts, and documentaries
B. Titles for TV shows
C. Online titles (e.g. for online episodic) and titles for live events (e.g. conferences)
Each category has seven sub-categories: typography, animation, visual design, music & sound design, student work, unscreened work and end credits.
The TDC INTRO competition was founded in 2009 by chairman Jakob Trollbäck. He states, “I was struck by how little attention the art of title design was given. As ubiquitous as motion graphics have become for everyday communication, there is still scant recognition of excellence in the field.” TDC hopes the competition will set a high bar for everyone who strives for excellence, and will serve as a source of inspiration for practitioners in the field of motion graphic design.
The Type Directors Club is the leading international organization whose purpose is to support excellence in typography, both in print and on screen. With a solid historical background, the TDC today represents the best of today’s type design and type use.