Call for Papers

We invite a 500-800 word abstract (with examples) in three categories:

  1. Concerns in Typography and Culture (Academic Research/Presentations)
  2. Innovative applications of Typography and Culture
  3. Student projects in Typography and Culture (Student Projects)

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

Abstract Guidelines:
The abstract submission should include the following:

  1. Title of the paper
  2. Keywords
  3. Abstract of the paper
  4. Three to four images of the work described
  5. Author name, Designation, Organisation and contact details (including email)
  6. Category of submission ( Academic / Industry / Student)

The total number of words including the title, keywords and the abstract should be a maximum of 800 words.

For online Abstract Submission click here.........(Closed)

Paper and Presentation Details:
The selection of abstract is through blind jury.

Selected papers will need to be orally presented by the author/s during the conference on 28th Feb, 1st, 2nd March 2014 at Symbiosis Institute of Design, Pune. The time duration for each of the paper presentations is 20/15/10 minutes followed by 5 minutes for discussion along with Q & A. The selected papers will be published during the time of the conference.

Formatting guidelines as well as a template for the full paper will be supplied along with the acceptance mail of the abstract.
Deadline for abstract submission:  18th November 2013
Declaration of accepted abstracts: 8th December 2013
Deadline for submission of full paper: 31st January 2014  

For online Abstract Submission click here.........(Closed)

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