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Typography Day 2023
Typography Day 2023

Typography Day 2023 Poster Design Competition

Typography Day 2023 is an annual event that will be held for the sixteenth time on October 26th to 28th, 2023. This year’s event will be hosted by the 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.

Typography Day 2023 Competition

Main theme

The theme for Typography Day 2023 is ‘The Sacred and Typography‘. The event will feature workshops on Typography and Calligraphy, followed by a conference dedicated to exploring the relationship between sacred design and typography. The international conference will address various issues faced by type designers, type users, and type educators. The conference will include presentations by invited keynote speakers, eminent academicians, industry professionals, research scholars, and students. Additionally, the event will also host an exhibition of selected posters from the Poster Design Competition.

Calendar of Competition

Typography Day 2023 will be a three-day event.
Day one will focus on Workshops on Typography, including a Typography Quiz.
Days two and three will center around the conference, which will include discussions and sessions on ‘The Sacred and Typography’ and ‘Research in Typography’, as well as a ‘Type Design Critique Session’. Days one and three will also feature exhibitions of the Poster Design Competition, Typographic works from Design Schools, and Typographic Installations.

Other themes

The conference will focus on various themes, including:

  • experiments and explorations in typography
  • cross-cultural typography
  • expressive typography
  • typography design with multilingual scripts
  • typography design in native (indigenous) scripts
  • typography design within local contexts
  • research activities in typography
  • the use of technologies in the design of typefaces
  • and education in local language typography

Sub-themes of Typography Day 2023 Competition

Sub-themes for the conference will include:

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.
and Typography in media, including:
television, movie titling, movie posters, subtitling, and typography in motion.