David Bowie's 'Blackstar' cover, designed by Jonathan Barnbrook.


Tokyo Type Directors Club

Daily from Oct. 11-Nov. 7
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Art, Galleries

A good font, layout, and usable design can make or break a work, whether it’s a book, a gig poster, or album cover. The Tokyo TDC Awards showcases exactly why this is. Each year, over 3,000 entries from typographers, graphic designers, and other creatives are submitted from around the world. The organization then highlights the top 300 in its annual publication. Next, the number is whittled down to 100 works, which then travel the world in a group exhibition. This year’s top selections include the cover design for David Bowie’s Blackstar vinyl release, a trio of art books featuring the works of Matisse, and posters for Coordinates of Sound, an improvisational music series in Ljubljana, Slovenia. You can check out these notable efforts at MCAD.