Focus on 'Hope and Typography'

Typography Day will be held online for the fourteenth time on 27th and 28th of August 2021 hosted  by IDC School of Design (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 'Hope and Typography'

The event will feature workshops on Typography and Calligraphy followed by conference dedicated to 'Hope and Typography'. 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, industry professionals, research scholars and students. The event will also host an exhibition of selected posters from the Poster Design Competition.
The event is planned over two days:

Day 1-2: Workshops on Typography and Calligraphy  + Conference focusing on ‘Hope and Typography' + Exhibition of Typography Posters on Expressing Hope through Typography


The Conference will focus on the following issues:

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

Sub-themes for the conference:

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