Ramp’s Agostoni Chocolate Logo is Honored For Typographic Excellence by the Type Directors Club
Los Angeles, CA (January 30, 2012) – The Agostoni Chocolate logomark, designed by Ramp Creative, was recognized by the Type Directors Club for typographic excellence.
“We are extremely excited to be recognized by one of the world’s most prestigious typographic design competitions,” said Michael Stinson, creative director at Ramp Creative. “The Agostoni Chocolate logo is a carefully crafted mark designed to embody the company’s chocolate-making process: which is a bit of both traditional and modern philosophies, a combination of hand-crafted and technological processes, and blend of Italian and American cultural sensibilities.”
The annual awards competition of the International design organization, Type Directors Club (TDC) presents the best typographic design in the world. The awards are renowned for the quality of their selections and the accompanying annual book published by the TDC. The judging panel comprised of Karin Fong, Ian Albinson, Matt Lambert, and Shane Walter. Of the nearly 1800 entries, from 35 countries, only 223 were selected.
Ramp Creative’s winning entry in TDC 58 will be shown at the 58th Awards Exhibition in New York will travel with others in a global exhibitions touring cities in the United States, Canada, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Russia, Spain and Vietnam. The winning entries will also be featured in Typography 33, the Annual to be released next year.
About Ramp Creative
Since 2002, Los Angeles-based design firm Ramp Creative has garnered national and international recognition for its work from such prestigious institutions such as the Communications Arts Design Annual, How Magazine International Design Annual, Blackbook’s AR100, Appleton Design Council Showcase and the Mohawk Paper Show. The firm handles design thinking for their clients through creative communications services in visual branding, corporate collateral, marketing communications, broadcast graphics, interactive design and packaging.
About the TDC
The Type Directors Club is the leading international organization whose purpose is to support excellence in typography, both in print and on screen. Founded in 1946 by some of the industry’s leading practitioners, the TDC’s earliest membership included Aaron Burns, Will Burtin, Freeman Craw, Louis Dorfsman, Gene Federico, Edward M. Gottschall, Herb Lubalin, Edward Rondthaler, Bradbury Thompson, and Hermann Zapf. The TDC today represents the best of today’s type design and type use.