Focus on 'Experimental Typography'

Thank you all for being part of Typoday 2019 at IDC, IIT Bombay.

See you again at Typoday 2020 at Beirut, Lebanon.

5 Grandmaster Keynotes, 16 full Day Workshops, 25 Paper presentations, 1100 Poster Entries, 40 Poster winners, 9 Installations, 15 Projects with 550 participants.

Typography Day
as an event is being organized for the twelfth time from 2nd to 4th March 2019, at IDC School of Design (IDC), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), Mumbai, with support from India Design Association (InDeAs), Design in India and Aksharaya.

The event this year is particularly significant as it is being held to coincide with IITB’s Diamond Jubilee (60th year) celebrations. As well as IDC’s Golden Jubilee (50th) year celebrations.

This year's theme is 'Experimental Typography'

The event begins by featuring a day of workshops on Typography and Calligraphy, followed by an international conference themed on ‘Experimental Typography’, and dedicated to addressing issues faced by type designers, type users and type educators.

The conference includes keynote deliveries from international grandmasters, as well as academic presentations that have been selected through a blind jury process. The event attracts industry professionals, academics, research scholars, as well as a large turnout of students. The event includes an exhibition of posters that have been selected from an international competition with participation from upwards of fifty countries. There are typographic works of students and faculty members from Design Institutes from around the country. Not to mention interactive and non-interactive installations, language scrolls, block printing, murals, and typography made with food.

The event pans out across three days:

Day 1: Workshops on Typography + Meet on ‘Research in Typography’

Day 2 & 3: Conference focusing on ‘Experimental Typography’ + Typo Quiz + Exhibitions and Installations + Award ceremony + conferment of a Lifetime Achievement Award


The conference will focus on the following issues:

  1. Experiments and Explorations in Experimental Typography
  2. Experimental Typography in the context of Culture
  3. Experimental Typography in the process of Learning
  4. Experimental Typography using Multilingual Scripts
  5. Experimental Typography in Native (Indigenous) Scripts
  6. Experimental Typography in Local Languages
  7. Research Activities in Experimental Typography

Sub-themes for the conference:

    The conference focused on the following sub-themes:
     Experimental Typography in education
    Instructional Aid, Displays, Information Graphics
      Experimental Digital Typography
    Mobile devices, Tablets, Web Typography
      Experimental Environmental Typography
    Signage, Installations, Graffiti or Street Art, Architecture
     Experimental Commercial Typography
    Advertisements, Packaging, Retail, Product graphics, Fashion
     Experimental Typography in Identity Programs
    Logos, Signs, Branding, Shop and Vehicular Signs
     Experimental Vernacular Typography
    Native Calligraphy, Culture and Typography, Indigenous scripts
     Visual Literacy and Visual Ergonomics, Cognitive studies, Human Machine Interface, Reading experiences with respect to Experimental Typography
     Experimental Media Typography
    Television, Movie titling, Movie posters, Subtitling, Typography in motion