TDC Medal 2014 Awarded to David Berlow

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News | Yves Peters | July 25, 2014

Last week was a week of both celebration and sadness in the type world. Sadness because Swiss type designer Hans Eduard Meier passed away peacefully aged 91 on Tuesday, July 15. More about this loss later. Celebration because American type designer David Berlow was awarded the prestigious Type Directors Club Medal of Excellence 2014 the next day. The TDC Medal is awarded to individuals and institutions who have made major contributions to the field of typography and expresses collective gratitude to those who by their work and talent have heightened the awareness of typography in communication. In the video interview with Nick Sherman after the jump Font Bureau co-founder David Berlow discusses designing typefaces and experiencing multiple technology transitions in the type business.


David Berlow : Type Directors Club Medal of Excellence 2014 from Type Directors Club on Vimeo.

The Font Bureau created a wonderful and fitting tribute website celebrating the work of their founder. TDC also shared a number of outtakes with extra nuggets from this type design pioneer.


David Berlow outtakes : The Letter-Drawing Room from Type Directors Club on Vimeo.


David Berlow outtakes : Custom Fonts from Type Directors Club on Vimeo.


David Berlow outtakes : The new independent foundries from Type Directors Club on Vimeo.


David Berlow outtakes : Families and copies from Type Directors Club on Vimeo.


David Berlow outtakes : Future proof from Type Directors Club on Vimeo.
Header image: Font Bureau Inc. founder and type designer David Berlow celebrated a historical presentation at FUSE 95 Berlin (later TYPO Berlin), with slides served from the web.
Photo @ Gerhard Kassner

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