Focus on 'Beauty, Form and Function in Typography'

Typography Day will be organized for the eleventh time on 1st to 3rd March 2018 at Sir J J Institute of Applied Arts, Mumbai in collaboration with the Industrial Design Centre (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 'Beauty, Form and Function in Typography'


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 'Beauty, Form and Function in Typography' + Typo Quiz +Exhibition and Installations and Award ceremony 

Themes

The Conference will focus on the following issues:

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

Sub-themes for the conference:

    The conference focused on the following sub-themes:
     Beauty, Form and Function in Typography in education
    Instructional Aid, Displays, Information Graphics
      Beauty, Form and Function in Digital Typography
    Mobile devices, Tablets, Web Typography
      Beauty, Form and Function in Environmental Typography
    Signage, Installations, Graffiti or Street Art, Architecture
     Beauty, Form and Function in Commercial Typography
    Advertisements, Packaging, Retail, Product graphics, Fashion
     Beauty, Form and Function 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 Beauty, Form and Function in Typography
     Beauty, Form and Function in Media Typography
    Television, Movie titling, Movie posters, Subtitling, Typography in motion