Keynote Speakers:

Katherine McCoy
Graphic designer and educator, USA

Katherine McCoy an American graphic designer and educator, best known for her work as the co-chair of the graduate Design program for Cranbrook Academy of Art.

During her extensive career spanning education and professional practice, McCoy worked with groundbreaking design firm Unimark, Chrysler Corporation, and with Muriel Cooper in the early days of MIT Press while at the Boston design firm Omnigraphics. McCoy's career in education was similarly broad, teaching at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Illinois Institute of Technology's Institute of Design, and the Royal College of Art, London. She is also the co-founder of High Ground, a workshop firm created for professional designers in their studios.

Muthu Nedumaran
Founder, Murasu System Sdn Bhd, Malaysia

Muthu Nedumaran has over 3 decades of experience in typography. He started out by drawing large banners and posters with Tamil and Latin inscriptions while he was at school in the 70s. His initial works in the digital space were bit mapped fonts for the computer screen and dot matrix printers.
Fast foreword a few decades, Muthu’s type design for all of the Indic and Indo-Chinese scripts are now bundled into operating systems like Mac OS X, Windows, iOS and Android. The popular Tamil type called 'Inaimathi' continues to render Tamil text beautifully on iPhones, iPads, HTC Android devices and even the Apple Watches. The same typeface is used as the standard type for Tamil text by the Ministries of Education in Singapore and Malaysia.
Besides Typography Muthu has also innovated and built fast and efficient input methods for all the languages he works on in various platforms.

Vision Speakers:

Prof. Antoine Abi Aad
Faculty of Advertising and Graphic Design at Académie Libanaise des Beaux Arts (ALBA) in Beirut - Lebanon

After completing his masters and Ph D in design in Japan, he came back to Lebanon in 2008 to teach at ALBA. He also has exhibited, worked and taught in Bolivia, Brazil, China, Cyprus, Dubai, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Lebanon, Morocco, Peru, Poland, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia and USA.
He has recently been elected as Vice President of Ico-D (formerly Icograda)

Dr. Sonali Nag
The Promise Foundation, India and University of Oxford, UK

Dr Sonali Nag is a clinical psychologist trained at the National Institute for Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) and is currently a member of the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford (UK). She also leads the Department of Early Childhood and Primary School Programmes at The Promise Foundation, a Bangalore-based charity that works in the field of literacy and livelihoods. In the last decade she has successfully completed two large scale language and reading programmes in Kannada and English. In 2009 she was the recipient of the Royal Society and British Academy's Newton International Fellowship.  She is currently coordinating an international team of scholars to establish the evidence base for what works in the teaching of language, literacy and numeracy in developing countries. A recent interest is to understand the role of visual complexity of writing systems on the learning process.

Speaker Presentations:

The following are the full papers accepted for presentation during the conference Typography Day 2016 held on
26th February Friday and 27th February Saturday 2016 at
Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore, India.

ISBN 978-81-931260-3-5

Typoday Publications, Bangalore, February 2016

This Publication is licensed under
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.  

International Speakers

The rise and fall of typography
Gavin Ambrose, University of Brighton, UK......... (163 kb)

Re-appropriating the concept of ‘play-appreciation’, and Dao’s cyclical sense of time and space through Chinese typography in digital media format
Hung Keung David, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong........ (482 kb)

Arabic calligraphy and patterns "contemporary calligraphic arabesque"
Randa Abdel Baki, Lebanese American Univeristy, Lebanon..... (1.62 mb)

The emotional typography
Jarek Bujny, Academy of Fine Art in Gdańsk, Poland......... (883 kb)

Beginnings "Early Dynamic Digital Experiments in Type Design"
Tarja Nieminen, Aalto University/School of Art, Design and Architecture, Finland
Lucas Nijs, Sint Lucas College of Arts, Antwerp, Belgium......... (2.09 mb)

Examining the legibility of Chinese typefaces used in medicine label design for the elderly people
Brian Kwok, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University , Hong Kong........ (1.05 mb)

Letters, characters and pictorial interpretations: Exploring the semiotic layer of typography
Mariko Takagi, Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong......... (365 kb)

Making is thinking, learning and experimenting in typography
Rikke Hansen, Designhoejskolen Hoejer, Denmark......... (11.7 mb)

Why sketch? The role of sketching in typography and design from cognitive and educational perspectives
Tina-Marie Whitman, School of Arts and Communication, Malmö University, Sweden......... (555 kb)

Web, Print & Self Publishing
Joost Bottema, Merz Akademie, Stuttgart, Netherlands......... (154 kb)

National Speakers

Macro Letters
Kalpesh Gosavi, Sophia Polytechnic, art and design dept, Mumbai, India......... (901 kb)

Indians don't like White Space... and other ruminations from Margins of Communication
Sarita Sundar, Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore, India......... (807 kb)

Challenges of teaching typography to the students of todays era, who are overexposed to information
Manasi Keni, Rachana Sansad College of Applied Art & Craft, Mumbai, India......... (794 kb)

Where do I find ideas to design letter forms?
Prajakta Parvatikar, Rachana Sansad College of Applied Art and Craft, Mumbai, India......... (1.09 mb)

Bringing Ol Chiki to the digital world
Pooja Saxena, Bengaluru, India
Subhashish Panigrahi, Programme Officer, Access To Knowledge, Centre for Internet and Society, Bengaluru, India......... (1.08 mb)

Giving Tamil its Space- How inter and intra character spacing has a significant effect on script grammar
Aadarsh Rajan, EkType, National Institute of Design, India......... (3.59 mb)

Without the past, there can be no future
Shuchita Grover, EkType, India......... (1.41 mb)

Orthodoxy & Heterodoxy in Typography: Making & Breaking The Rules
Nupur Banerjee, Srishti Institute of Art Design & Technology, Bangalore, India......... (1.55 mb)

Designing Monograms in Multi- Lingual scripts
Ranjan De, Sushant School of Design, India......... (538 kb)

Student Speakers

Touch, Feel and Read it - Innovations in Tactile Type for Visually impaired
Priyanka Patil, Savannah College of Art and Design, USA......... (383 kb)

Hello World, A Tool To Compare & Explore Multiple Writing-Scripts - A Work In Progress
Amrita Gada, Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai, India......... (592 kb)

Letters and strokes of Perso-Arabic script used for Urdu language
Devika Rajendra Bhansali, Sir. J.J. Institute of Applied Art, Mumbai, India......... (1.27 mb)

Indian Sign Language Font
Nakul Singal, M.S.U, Faculty of Fine Arts, India......... (592 kb)

Learning Aid in Braille and Typography
Siddhesh Sushil Shirsekar, Sir J.J Institute of Applied Art, Mumbai, India......... (1.5 mb)

Idital - Digitization and revival of indigenous tribal script, Sora Sompeng
Sony Salma Priyadarshini, Industrial Design Centre(IDC), IIT Bombay, India......... (1.8 mb)