Focus on 'Typography and Storytelling'

Typography Day is being held for the seventeenth time on 6th to 8th March 2025, 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.

This year's theme is 'Typography and Storytelling'

The event begins by featuring a day of workshops on Typography and Calligraphy, followed by an international conference themed on ‘Typography and Storytelling’, 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 different countries. There are typographic works of students and faculty members from Design Institutes from around the country including interactive and non-interactive installations.

The event pans out across three days:

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

Day 2 & 3: Conference focusing on ‘Typography and Storytelling’ + 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 Typography and Storytelling
  2. Typography and Storytelling in the context of Culture
  3. Typography and Storytelling in the process of Learning
  4. Typography and Storytelling using Multilingual Scripts
  5. Typography and Storytelling in Native (Indigenous) Scripts
  6. Typography and Storytelling in Local Languages
  7. Research Activities in Typography and Storytelling

Sub-themes for the conference:

    The conference focused on the following sub-themes:
     Typography and Storytellingin Learning / Education
    Instructional Aid, Displays, Information Graphics, Visual Literacy
     Digital Typography and Storytelling
    Mobile devices, Tablets, Web Typography
     Environmental Typography and Storytelling
    Installations, Graffiti or Street Art, Architecture, Signage
     Commercial Typography and Storytelling
    Advertisements, Packaging, Retail, Product graphics, Fashion
     Typography and Storytelling in Identity Programs
    Logos, Signs, Branding, Shop and Vehicular Signs
     Vernacular Typography and Storytelling
    Native Calligraphy, Culture and Typography, Indigenous scripts
     Media Typography and Storytelling
    Television, Movie titling, Movie posters, Subtitling, Typography in motion