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One of America’s most prestigious design organizations shuts down amid allegations of racism

30 Jun 2020

Bobby C. Martin Jr., former treasurer of the embattled Type Directors Club, explains the decision: “The only way to dismantle an unequal system is to start fresh.”

Last week, the Type Directors Club, one of the most exclusive and prestigious professional design organizations in the United States, announced that it would shut down. The announcement came just two days after board member Juan Villanueva accused the Club of being “a racist organization” and submitted his resignation. (TDC claims that financial pressures predating Villanueva’s resignation drove the decision to dismantle the Club.) Here, longtime TDC member and former treasurer Bobby C. Martin Jr. considers the closure—and what should happen next. —The editors

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