Tokyo TDC Exhibition at Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Reception 6:30-9pm

Werner Design Werks is co-hosting an exhibition of work from the Tokyo Type Directors Club. 

The opening party is on the eve of the 2017 AIGA Design Conference. We hope you’ll join us!

Wednesday October 11, 2017

Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD)
Second Floor Galleries
2501 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404

After the opening, we’ll be grabbing some drinks at Eat Street Social at 18 W 26th Street (map), a short walk from the MCAD gallery. Hope you can join us.

Good to know:
Free and open to the public. Bring your friends!
Cash bar available. Light appetizers will be served.


This exhibition features a juried selection of work from the 2015-2017 Tokyo Type Directors Club competitions, selected by Werner Design Werks, MCAD design chair Erik Brandt, and Jon Forss (Non-Format).

This event is co-hosted by Werner Design Werks, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and AIGA Minnesota. Thanks to our generous printing & paper sponsors Franklin Press, Studio on Fire, and Neenah Paper.

The exhibit runs October 11-November 7. For more information or gallery hours, visit

About the Tokyo Type Directors Club
Begun in 1987, Tokyo Type Directors Club (Tokyo TDC) is one of the most prestigious organizations in the field of typography and graphic design. Since 1990 it has staged an annual international design competition, the Tokyo TDC Awards. This annual competition is a touchstone amongst the world’s leading art directors, designers, and typographic masters. It celebrates the spirit of typography and encourages and rewards experimentation in form and language.

Throughout the years, the Tokyo TDC has awarded freshness and vitality and has constantly challenged what is thought of as typography and typographics. All submitted works are assessed and selected by international judges and fifteen of Japan’s leading typographers and graphic designers. Each year there are over 3,000 entries from all over the world. Of these, 300 are chosen for the published annual, and of these, roughly one hundred—representing the best of the best—are selected for exhibition and shown at venues across the globe.

Werner Design Werks
1229 Payne Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55130

(651) 291-2660