Focus on 'Typographic Dialogues: Local-Global'

Typography Day will be organized for the Thirteenth time on 28th, 29th February and 1st March 2020 at The Faculty of Arts and Design, The Applied Sciences University, Amman, Jordan with support from The Lebanese University, IDC School of Design, IIT Bombay, India Design Association (InDeAs) and Aksharaya.

The theme for this year's event is 'Typographic Dialogues: Local-Global'

Please note that the Typoday 2020 venue originally scheduled to be held at Beirut, Lebanon is now being held at Amman, Jordon

The event will feature a day of workshops on Typography and Calligraphy followed by two days of conference dedicated to 'Typographic Dialogues: Local-Global'. 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 'Typographic Dialogues: Local-Global' + Typo Quiz + Exhibition and Installations and Award ceremony 


The Conference will focus on the following issues:

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

Sub-themes for the conference:

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