TypoLyrics goes Granshan 2012


Wir sind überglücklich, dass die TypoLyrics Ausstellung, welche zum ersten Mal in München während des Typo Tags der tgm gezeigt wurde, gerade zu Granshan 2012 in der Artist Union Hall in Yerevan, Armenien, Halt macht. Neben vielen Kunstwerken mit lateinischer Schrift, präsentieren wir dort 16 brandneue TypoLyrics mit armenischer und kyrillischer Schrift.

We are more than happy that the exposition TypoLyrics  – first shown in Munich at TGM – is shown at GRANSHAN 2012 in in the Artists Union Hall Yerevan, Armenia. Besides artworks with Latin typefaces, 16 pieces present brand new Armenian and Cyrillic fonts.

Taking into consideration that this year Armenia is celebrating 500th anniversary of the first printed book in Armenian and Yerevan has been declared World Book Capital by UNESCO and Annual International Type Design competition ‘Granshan’ celebrates its 5-th anniversary, the Ministry of Culture of Armenia has decided to hold Granshan 2012 International Type Design conference. At the conference the challenges of non Latin alphabet systems will be discussed and held exhibitions.

Besides TypoLyrics, Carolyn Puzzovio presents the exposition Love Britsh Books 2012.

This years speakers are:
ARA BAGHDASARYAN, Yrevan State Academy of Fine Arts The head of the Department of Graphic Art, Armenia
GAYANEH BAGDASARYAN, Founder of Brownfox Type Design Studio, Russian Federation
JOHN D. BERRY,  President of Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI), communication designer, design writer, USA
EDIK GHABUZYAN, National Book Chamber of Armenia, Head of the Department of Creating and Saving Armenian fonts, Armenia
DAVID GHAZARYAN, Chief specialist of the Ancient Manuscripts Department of Matenadaran, Armenia
LARS HARMSEN, Executive director of MAGMA Brand Design in Karlsruhe, Germany
ALEXANDER KAZARYN, President of Moscow International Union of Designers, Russian Federation
VARDGES KESHISHIAN, Lecturer of History at the Cinema and Theatre State Institute, Armenia
BORIS KOCHAN, President of theTypographic Society Munich (tgm – Typographische Gesellschaft München), Germany
KAREN KOMENDARYAN, Founder and Director of ABC connexion Company, Armenia
AHMED MANSOUR, Deputy Director, at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina’s Calligraphy Center, Egypt
THOMAS MILO, Independent scholar with a background in Slavic and Turkic studies, typographer specializing in Arabic script, Netherlands
HRANT PAPAZIAN, Founder/director of The MicroFoundry typeface design studio, USA
CAROLYN PUZZOVIO, Graphic design consultancy, Pomegranate Design, Visiting lecturer at the University of Northampton, School of the Arts, UK
FIONA ROSS, Lecturer of the Department of Typography and Graphic Communication at the University of Reading, 
MANVEL SHMAVONYAN, UK Designer of ParaType Company, Armenia
RUBEN HAKOBYAN (TAROUMYAN), Researcher at the Institute-museum after Alexander Tamanyan, Armenia
PANOS VASSILIOU, Founder/Director, Parachute Type Foundry, Greece
EMIL YAKUPOV, ParaType Company, Founder and CEO, Russian Federation