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
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.
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.
mobile devices, tablets, web typography.
signage, installations, graffiti or street art, architecture art, architecture.
advertisements, packaging, retail, product graphics, fashion.
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.