Typography day to take place on 27 and 28 August 2021

The event will feature workshops on typography and calligraphy

Typography day 2021 to take place on 27 and 28 August
Typography day 2021 to take place on 27 and 28 August

Typography Day will be held online for the fourteenth time on 27 and 28 August 2021, hosted by 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 Typography day is ‘Hope and Typography’

The event will feature workshops on Typography and Calligraphy followed by a conference dedicated to ‘Hope and Typography.’ The international conference will address 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.

For this Typoday, this year, we have keynote and vision speakers representing all parts of the world. We have speakers (Keynote/Vision/Paper) from South and North America, Africa, Europe, West Asia, Central Asia, East Asia, Australia representing Mexico, USA, Lebanon, Germany, Japan, Zimbabwe, Ecuador, Indonesia, Slovenia, UK, New Zealand, and India to address variegated aspects of how typography plays out in relationship with design. The event will also host an exhibition of selected posters from the Poster Design Competition and display work done in design schools.

The event’s schedule is planned over two days:

Day 1-2: Workshops on Typography and Calligraphy + conference focusing on ‘Hope and Typography’ + Exhibition of Typography Posters on Expressing Hope through Typography

The conference will focus on the following issues:

– Explorations and experimentation in Typography

– Typography in the context of Covid ’19

– Typography in the context of Culture

– Typography in the process of Learning

– Typography using Multilingual Scripts

– Typography in Native (Indigenous) Scripts

– Typography in Local Languages

– Research Activities in Typography

Typoday 2021 will dedicate the registration fees for participating in the event towards fighting Covid 2021 by supporting organizations working on these issues. Registration fees for the conference and the workshop are 500/- Indian Rupees or equivalent in other currencies for participants from abroad.

The registration fees need to be paid directly to one of these three organizations, and you’ll need to submit the receipt of the payment (receipt from the organization along with a screenshot of the payment acknowledgment message).

  1. Humsafar Trust
  2. Give India Foundation
  3. Goong

To register yourself for this event, click here. If you have any queries related to the event, you can send an email to typoday2021@gmail.com or directly have a word with Chetan Bhuj (Mob: +91 9769577540).

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