The International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD) is a professional body run by and for typographers, graphic designers, and educators. The society has an international membership and its aims are to establish and maintain standards of typography and to provide a forum for debate.
The ISTD was originally formed in 1928 as the British Typographers' Guild (BTG). In 1953 the guild became the Society of Typographic Designers (STD), and in 1999, recognizing its influence in other countries, it became the International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD).
The ISTD runs the International Typographic Awards which are held as an appraisal of current standards in typographic design and are judged by some of today's leading graphic, interactive and typographic design specialists.