International Conference, Workshops and Exhibitions: Typoday2017
23rd to 25th February 2017 Typoday 2017 is organised by Department of Integrated Design, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka at Colombo, Sri Lanka, in collaboration with IDC, IIT Bombay and with support from InDeAs and Aksharaya. http://www.typoday.in Theme: Focus on ‘Typography and Diversity’
The theme for this year's event is 'Typography and Diversity'
The event will feature a day of workshops on Typography and Calligraphy followed by two days of conference dedicated to 'Typography and Diversity'. 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 'Typography and Diversity' + Typo Quiz + Exhibition and Installations
Main Typographic Issues for the conference:
The Conference will focus on the following issues:
. Experiments and Explorations in Diversity of Typography
. Typography and Diversity in the context of Culture
. Typography and Diversity in the process of Learning
. Typographic Diversity using Multilingual Scripts
. Typographic Diversity in Native (Indigenous) Scripts
. Diversity of Typography in Local Languages . Research Activities in Diversity of Typography
Sub-themes for the conference:
The conference will focus on, but will not be limited to the following sub-themes: Typography and Diversity in education Instructional Aid, Displays, Information Graphics Digital typography and Diversity Mobile devices, Tablets, Web Typography Environmental Typography and Diversity Signage, Installations, Graffiti or Street Art, Architecture Commercial typography and Diversity Advertisements, Packaging, Retail, Product graphics, Fashion Vernacular typography and Diversity Native Calligraphy, Culture and Typography, Indigenous scripts Visual Literacy with respect to Typography and Diversity Visual Ergonomics, Cognitive studies, Human Machine Interface, Reading experiences Typography and Diversity in Media Television, Movie titling, Movie posters, Subtitling, Typography in motion
Deadlines: Deadline for abstract submission: 31st August 2016 Declaration of accepted abstracts: 30th September 2016 Deadline for submission of full paper: 30th of November 2016 Logo Design Competition http://www.typoday.in/logo.html
‘Typography and Diversity’
Design a logo for ‘Typography Day 2017’ so that it expresses the theme of the event - 'Typography and Diversity'.
As the conference is being held in Srilanka, we encourage you to include the context of Srilanka in the design of logo.
Calligraphic or digitally created letterforms or existing fonts, or a combination of these can be used for the logo. The logo should also include the words ‘Typography Day 2017’ or ‘Typo Day 2017’.
The resulting logo should be of the size and specification given below. This competition is open to students. The competition is open to all - non resident Indians, as well as foreign citizens can take part in it.
Procedure for selecting student participants:
One idea will be finalized from the submitted lot. The jury will have the right to select, reject or request modifications for the selected logo.
- The Language, Script and Typeface of your choice. You can make use of one letter, one word, many words or even a paragraph composed of words.
- Calligraphic or digitally created letterforms or existing fonts, or a combination of these can be used for the poster.
Calligraphic or digitally created letterforms or existing fonts, or a combination of these can be used for the poster. The resulting poster should be of the size and specification given below. This competition is open to students, faculty and professionals. The competition is open to all. Non resident Indians, as well as foreign citizens can take part in it.
Procedure for selecting student participants: wenty five winning entries will be published as a book and displayed in an exhibition during the event. The winners are entitled to free participation (workshop expenses and food) during the ‘Typography Seminar and Workshop’ on 23rd, 24th and 25th of February 2017.
Each of the winning participants will receive 2 copies of the book and will also be given the 'Certificate of Winning the Poster Competition'. Submission Specifications: http://typoday.in/poster.html
Important Dates: Deadline for submission: 31st October 2016
Declaration of results: 30th November 2016
Participation in the conference and workshop 'Typographyday 2017' on 23rd to 25th of February 2017 requires registration. The seating is limited to 400 participants. The registration will open from first week of December 2016 onwards.