Malabar receives TDC Award

Malabar at the TDC2 2009

My typeface family Malabar received a Certificate of Typographic Excellence in Type Design at the Type Directors Club of New York TDC² competition in January 2009. Malabar grew out of Martel, a multi-script design that I initially created in 2008 on the MA Typeface Design course at the University of Reading. To date, Malabar is just the Latin component of Martel. However, the complimentary Devanagari is currently in progress, and will be released at a later time. Malabar is not yet commercially available. Please be patient with me. The typeface is finished, I promise.

Congratulations are also in order for Mathieu Réguer, a classmate of mine from Reading currently residing in Paris. His Cassius was a winner in New York as well. Cassius was part of Cassius & Ali, a matching Latin and Arabic design. While Mathieu did not submit the Arabic Ali to the judges, this award will hopefully spur him onward toward completing it.

Emanuela Conidi’s Latin–Arabic family Nabil picked up the type design prize from the famed Tokyo Type Directors Club Annual Awards for 2009. Her typeface, and all of the other work from the University of Reading MATD class of 2008, may be seen in more detail at


  1. Hallo Dan,

    Gratulation! jetzt noch einmal offiziell

  2. hej dan,


  3. Danke, ihr beiden!

  4. Herzlichen Glückwunsch Dan! Wie immer … in bester Gesellschaft!

  5. Vielen Dank, Nora!

    Wann sehen wir uns wieder? Wirst du dieses Jahr auf der TYPO in Berlin? Oder bei der 33pt Konferenz?

  6. hej dan…. auf der 33pt bin ich vielleicht auch 😉
    aber wahrscheinlich nur an dem samstag…….

  7. Genau. Vielleicht am Samstag. Aber nur veilleicht

  8. congratulations !

  9. Thank you both!

  10. Versátil, funcional y limpia. Simplemente genial!

  11. ¡Gracias mucho! Espero visitar México a finales de este año (no puedo hablar realmente español).

  12. Hope to see you in Atypi2009. Congratulations! Your Malabar is really gorgeous!

  13. […] best by a long way is the gorgeous Malabar, which was created by Dan […]

  14. Thanks, Elí! I hope to see you at ATypI 2009, too. Hell, I hope to see *me* at ATypI 2009… but that is a whole other discussion.

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