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Typoday 2014 / India

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Der 3-tägige Typography-Day 2014 findet vom 28. Februar bis zum 02. März 2014 zum 7ten Mal statt. Der erste Tag wird mit Workshops zum Thema »Typograph und Kultur« eingeläutet, gefolgt von 2 Tagen Konferenz mit Vorträgen der eingeladenen Keynote-Speakern.  Eine Präsentation ausgewählter studentischer Arbeiten wird Teil der Ausstellung sein. 

Pressetext: Typography Day will be organized for the seventh time on 28th Feb, 1st, 2nd March 2014 at the Symbiosis Institute of Design, Pune in collaboration with the Industrial Design Centre (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 'Typography and Culture'.

The event will feature a day of workshops on Typography and Calligraphy followed by two days of conference dedicated to 'typography and Culture'. 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 ‘Typography and Culture’

Main Typographic Issues for the conference:
Experiments and Explorations in typography and culture.
Cross-cultural typography
Typography design with multilingual scripts.
Typography design in native (indigenous) Scripts.
Typography design within local contexts.
Research activities in typography and culture.
Education in local language typography 

»Across Opposites«
Design a Poster to express two opposite or conflicting meaning words (antonym). Each of these words should be from a different language. You can make use of two different types faces from two different cultures. Calligraphic or digitally created letterforms or existing fonts, or a combination of these can be used for the poster. 
The resulting poster should be of the size and specification given below. This competition is open to students,  faculty and professionals. The competition is open to all. Non resident Indians, as well as foreign citizens can take part in it.
Procedure for selecting student participants: 
Twenty five winning entries will be published and displayed in an exhibition during the event. The winners are entitled to free participation (workshop expenses and food) during the »Typography Seminar and Workshop« on 28th Feb, 1st, 2nd March 2014.

Do register early as the seating is limited to 500 participants.

28. Februar bis 02.  März 2014

Symbiosis Institute of Design [SID]
Viman Nagar, Pune 411 014, Maharastra, India

More details at www.typoday.in


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