Typography and Culture

28th Feb, 1st, 2nd March 2014,
Symbiosis Institute of Design, Pune

Typography Day will be organized for the seventh time on 28th Feb, 1st, 2nd March 2014 at the Symbiosis Institute of Design, Pune in collaboration with the Industrial Design Centre (IDC), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) with support from India Design Association (InDeAs) and Aksharaya.

The theme for this year's event is 'Typography and Culture'.

The event will feature a day of workshops on Typography and Calligraphy followed by two days of conference dedicated to 'typography and Culture'. The international conference will be devoted to addressing issues faced by type designers, type users and type educators. The conference includes presentations by invited keynote speakers, eminent academicians, blind juried papers, industry professionals, research scholars and students. The event will also host an exhibition of selected posters and typographic works of students and faculty members from Design Institutes.

The event is planned over three days:
Day 1: Workshops on Typography + Meet on ‘Research in Typography’
Day 2-3 : Conference focusing on ‘Typography and Culture’

Themes

Main Typographic Issues for the conference:
The Conference will focus on the following issues:

  1. Experiments and Explorations in typography and culture.
  2. Cross-cultural typography
  3. Typography design with multilingual scripts.
  4. Typography design in native (indigenous) Scripts.
  5. Typography design within local contexts.
  6. Research activities in typography and culture.
  7. Education in local language typography

Sub-themes for the conference:
The conference will focus on, but will not be limited to the following sub-themes:
 Typography and culture in education
Instructional Aid, Displays, Information Graphics
 Digital typography and culture
Mobile devices, Tablets, Web Typography
 Environmental Typography and culture
Signage, Installations, Graffiti or Street Art, Architecture
 Commercial typography and culture
Advertisements, Packaging, Retail, Product graphics, Fashion
 Vernacular typography and culture
Native Calligraphy, Culture and Typography, Indigenous scripts
 Visual Literacy with respect to Typography and culture
Visual Ergonomics, Cognitive studies, Human Machine Interface, Reading experiences
 Typography and culture in Media
Television, Movie titling, Movie posters, Subtitling, Typography in motion