For over fifty years, the Type Directors Club has encouraged the worldwide graphic arts community to achieve excellence in typography through its annual international competitions. TYPOGRAPHY 27 is the only annual devoted exclusively to typography and presents the finest work in this field for the year 2006. Selected from approximately 2300 international submissions to the fiftieth Type Directors Club competition, the 240 winning designs are models of excellence and innovation in the use of type design, encompassing wide range of categories, including books, magazines, corporate identities, logotypes, stationery, annual reports, video and web graphics, and posters.
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I am a fan of great typography, and within this annual series I have seen some beautiful work presented in a beautiful book. Typography 24 and 26 stand out as great examples, while this book, 27, just doesn't cut it.
Let's begin with the book's cover. It is a photograph of a lowercase x in some black didot with a cheesy reflection and almost no sense of design or attention to detail to be found. This isn't a beautiful typeface to photograph even. It looks like the work of a first-year typography student learning the history of typesetting.
The work inside is beautiful, yet my attention was constantly drawn to the credits which look like pages from a bad early 90s design magazine, and its divider pages I won't even begin to discuss as I might get so angry as to smash my fist through my iMac.
I don't know what happened since last year, but this book isn't the proud piece of design work that I would like to put on my coffee table for people to actually...
This book has a beautiful embossed cover, and the work featured is very nice. It shows you how typography has been used and is being used for the time period the book is for. I am a big fan of these series and continue to purchase them annually.
A 'must have' for the professional Graphic Designer. Perhaps not the best edition, with a little too much Student work, but when you want to free the mind and flip through something that feels like NOW, The Type Directors Club Annual always does the the trick!
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