The Type Directors Club (TDC) is an international organization for all people who are devoted to excellence in typography of all forms. Formed in 1946, its mission is to raise the standards of typography and related fields of the graphics arts. The organization stimulates research, education and serves as a source to disseminate information relating to the typographics arts. It promotes the tyographics arts by various means including; an annual typographic design competition; educational seminars and events; publications; and cooperation with other organizations having similar aims and purposes. It supports itself through memberships.
TDC is involved in all contemporary areas of typography and design, and welcomes type designers, typographers, graphic designers, art directors, editors, multimedia professionals, students, entrepreneurs; anyone who has an interest in type.
The current president of the club is Alexander W. White.
Past Presidents include: Frank Powers, Milton Zudeck, Alfred Dickman, Joseph Weiler, James Secrest, Gustave Saelens, Arthur Lee, Martin Connell, Gene Ettenberg, Edward Gottschall, Saadyah Maximom, Louis Lepis, Gerard O'Neill, Zoltan Kiss, Roy Zucca, William Streever, Bonnie Hazelton, Jack Tauss, Klaus Schmidt, John Luke, Jack Odette, Ed Benguiat, Allan Haley, B. Martin Pedersen, Mara Kurtz, Mark Solsburg, Gary Munch, Charles Nix.