Focus on 'The Sacred and Typography'

Typography Day is being held for the sixteenth time on 26th, 27th and 28th of October 2023, hosted  by Department of Applied Arts, Faculty of Visual Arts Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (BHU Varanasi) in collaboration with the IDC School of Design (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 'The Sacred and Typography'

The event will feature workshops on Typography and Calligraphy followed by conference dedicated to 'Sacred and 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, industry professionals, research scholars and students. The event will also host an exhibition of selected posters from the Poster Design Competition.

The event is planned over three days:

Day 1: Workshops on Typography + Typography Quiz

Day 2 & 3: Conference focusing on ‘ The Sacred and Typography ’ + Meet on ‘ Research in Typography ’ / ‘ Type Design Critique Session ’

Day 1 & 3: Exhibition of Poster Design Competition + Exhibition of Typographic works from Design Schools + Typographic Installations


The Conference will focus on the following issues:

  1. Experiments and Explorations in typography
  2. Cross-cultural typography
  3. Expressive typography
  4. Typography design with multilingual scripts
  5. Typography design in native (indigenous) Scripts
  6. Typography design within local contexts
  7. Research activities in typography
  8. Use of Technologies in design of typefaces
  9. Education in local language typography

Sub-themes for the conference:

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