Keynote Speakers:

Gerry Leonidas
Typography Designer and Educator, UK

Gerry Leonidas teaches and researches typography and typeface design at the University of Reading, UK. He supervises MA and PhD research, and lectures widely. He runs knowledge transfer projects, consults on publication and typeface design, and reviews bodies of work. He is the vice-president of ATypI, and helps organise ICTVC, Granshan, and other conferences. He is the Director of the MA Typeface Design, and the TDi summer course; both are global reference points for type education. From 2017 he will be running a new hybrid MA on research in typeface design.

Vision Speakers:

Speaker Presentations:

The following are the full papers accepted for presentation during the conference Typography Day 2017 held on
24th February Friday and 25th February Saturday 2017 at
NADA - Western Province Aesthetic Resort, 275/74 Prof Stanley Wijesundera Mawatha, Colombo 7, Sri Lanka

International Speakers

Typography Education In An Interdisciplinary Program Through Inclusive Projects
Hye-Jin Nae, Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, School of Design, New Media, USA

Immersive Typography & Information Graphic: A Series of New Learning Tools for Tai Chi Practice
Hung Keung David, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Vernacular Typography On The Batik Label As A Representation of Typeface Diversity
Agung Zainal Muttakin Raden and
Muhammad Iqbal Qeis,
Indraprasta PGRI University Jakarta, Indonesia

Designing Diversity: Against The Typographic Canon
Dr. Sheena Calvert, University of the Arts, CCW/Royal College of Art, UK

Learning To Be An Experimenter – Tangible Prototyping of Letters
Rikke Hansen, Design School Hoejer, Denmark

Ore Kallula Rendu Manga: Nimbus Sans Tamil
Pria Ravichandran and
Robert Pratley,
URW++, Germany

Communicating Trust in Chinese–English Bilingual Documents
Keith Tam, University of Reading, UK

GUI-Based Chinese Font Editing System Using Font Parameterization Technique
Minju Son, School of Computer Science and Engineering, Soongsil University, South Korea

Reflecting Culture Diversity Through The Printed Page: The Case of OWK Zine
Omiros Panayides, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus

Exploring The Diversity of Chinese Typography of Hong Kong’s Neon Signs
KWOK Sze Hang, School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

The Typographic Rendering of The Local Dialect in Cyprus: Visualising Ideology in A Diversified Nation
Aspasia Papadima and
Evripides Zantides ,
Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus

Speakers From Sri Lanka and India

Analytical Study on Decorative Sinhala Letter Forms Used in Kandyan Buddhist Mural Paintings
E. A. Jayamuthu Sandamali Edirisinghe, National School of Business Management, Sri Lanka

Culture in Unconventional Places - Lorry Decoration Sri Lanka
Leyanvi Mirando, Echelon Magazine, Sri Lanka

Epigraph on Clay: Special Reference in Sri Lankan Context
W.M.N. Dilshani Ranasinghe, Department of Integrated Design, Sri Lanka

The Disappearance of Kundaliya, The Sinhala Punctuation. Stories From Development of Sinhala Typography in The Early 19th Century
Pathum Egodawatta, Mooniak, Sri Lanka

Glocal Contextualisation of Typotecture : Situating the Type in A Built Form
Nandita Srinivas, R V College of Architecture, India

A Diversified Language of Tools
Kalpesh Gosavi, Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai, India

Reviving a Manuscript Style As A Font: The Design Process of Jaini
Maithili Shingre, EkType, India

Typography and Diversity in the Process of Learning: Typographical transition in A Child’s Early Reading Stage
Anitha B, English Learning Foundation, India

Development of The Mina Font Project : Innovative Application of Diversity in Typography - A Case Study
Suman Bhandary, New Delhi, India

Unity in Diversity Can Lead To Dynamic Layouts
Manasi Shekhar Keni, Rachana Sansad College of Applied Art and Craft, India

Student Speakers

Gergo Tamas Farkas, Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Hungary

Relative Typographic Diversity: The Effect of Environment On Tangible Inclusive Efforts
Dan Docherty, Iceland Academy of the Arts, Iceland

Opportunities For New Digital Typefaces Inspired From Lettering in Bollywood Film Titles and Street Graphics in India
Mohammad Shahid, Department of Design, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India

छापा - Devanagari Stencil Typeface
Pallavi Hemant Shedge, Sir J. J. Institute of Applied Art, Mumbai , India

Encoding Grantha Lipi in U+0900-097F? and Some Pespectives on Manipravalam
Pavanakumar Mohanamuraly, Queen Mary University of London, UK

Poster Presentations

Impact of Hand Drawn Type Designs in Safety Education in Pursuit of Excellence in Science and Technology
Kailash Gharat, Dept. of Atomic Energy, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India

Next Toilet Signs With Respect To Typography
Paresh Choudhury, National Institute of Design, India

Learning Potentials of Typography
Bindulika Sharma, Jamia Millia Islamia, India