The World's Best Typography


We are proud to announce that Parable's very own founding partner, Mark De Winne, was selected by the Type Directors Club to be a recipient of the 2018 Ascenders Awards.

2018 Ascenders is the Type Directors Club's annual competition that recognises typographic and lettering excellence. Mark's title was announced on July 18 at the Type Director Club's annual awards ceremony in New York City. Amongst 230 entries from outstanding designers from 39 countries, Mark is one of the nineteen esteemed designers under the age of 35, who showed remarkable achievement in typography, type, design, and lettering, and will be receiving awards designed by Matteo Bologna.

Mark is the only designer listed to represent Singapore and his entries will be included, together with the other award winners', in the 2019 Type Directors Club annual book, The World's Best Typography. Mark's work will be exhibited at the Type Directors Club in New York City from August 15 to September 7, 2018.

Other 2018 Ascenders Award Recipients include:

Lynne Yun, USA
Kevin Cantrell, USA
Hrvoje Živčić, Croatia
Guillermo Vizzari, Argentina
Nathalia Cury + Alexandre Lindenberg [Estúdio Margem], Brazil