Focus on 'Experimental Typography'

Typography Day will be organized for the Twelfth time on 2nd to 4th March 2019 at IDC School of Design (IDC), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), Mumbai with support from India Design Association (InDeAs) and Aksharaya.

The theme for this year's event is 'Experimental Typography'

The event will feature a day of workshops on Typography and Calligraphy followed by two days of conference dedicated to 'Experimental 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, 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 'Experimental Typography' + Typo Quiz + Exhibition and Installations and Award ceremony 


The Conference will focus on the following issues:

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

Sub-themes for the conference:

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