CfP: TypoDay 2018 Beauty, Form and Function in Typography

March 1 – 3, 2018, Mumbai, India
Abstract submission by October 31, 2017

The event will feature a day of workshops on Typography and Calligraphy followed by two days of conference dedicated to ‘Beauty, Form and Function in Typography’. The international conference will be devoted to addressing issues faced by type designers, type users and type educators.

www.typoday.in

Typography Day will be organized for the eleventh time on 1st to 3rd March 2018 at Sir J J Institute of Applied Arts, Mumbai in collaboration with the Industrial Design Centre (IDC), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) with support from India Design Association (InDeAs) and Aksharaya.

Theme:
‘Beauty, Form and Function in Typography’
Introduction:
The theme for this year’s event is ‘Beauty, Form and Function in Typography’
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 ‘Beauty, Form and Function in Typography’ + Typo Quiz +Exhibition and Installations and Award ceremony

Themes
The Conference will focus on the following issues:
– Experiments and Explorations in Beauty, Form and Function in Typography
– Beauty, Form and Function in Typography in the context of Culture
– Beauty, Form and Function in Typography in the process of Learning
– Beauty, Form and Function in Typography using Multilingual Scripts
– Beauty, Form and Function in Typography in Native (Indigenous) Scripts
– Beauty, Form and Function in Typography in Local Languages
– Research Activities in Beauty, Form and Function in Typography

Logo Design Competition
http://www.typoday.in/logo.html

Theme: ‘Beauty, Form and Function in Typography’
Design a logo for ‘Typography Day 2018’ so that it expresses the theme of the event – ‘Beauty, Form and Function in Typography’.

As the conference is being held in Mumbai, we encourage you to include the context of Mumbai in the design of logo.
Calligraphic or digitally created letterforms or existing fonts, or a combination of these can be used for the logo. The logo should also include the words ‘Typography Day 2018’ or ‘Typo Day 2018’.
The resulting logo should be of the size and specification given below. This competition is open to students. The competition is open to all – non resident Indians, as well as foreign citizens can take part in it.

Deadlines:
Deadline for submission: 30th September 2017
Declaration of results: 31st October 2017

Poster Design Competition
http://www.typoday.in/poster.html

Theme: ‘Beauty, Form and Function in Typography’
Design a poster To Express Beauty, Form and Function in Typography.
You can use
– The Language, Script and Typeface of your choice. You can make use of one letter, one word, many words or even a paragraph composed of words.
– 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.

Deadlines:
Deadline for submission: 30th September 2017
Declaration of results: 31st October 2017

Call for Papers
http://www.typoday.in/call-paper.html
We invite a 500-800 word abstract (with examples) in three categories:
– Concerns in ‘Beauty, Form and Function in Typography’ (Academic Research/Presentations)
– Innovative applications of Beauty, Form and Function in Typography (Case Studies)
– Student projects on Beauty, Form and Function in Typography
Deadlines:
Deadline for abstract submission: 31st October 2017
Declaration of accepted abstracts: 30th November 2017
Deadline for submission of full paper: 30th of December 2017

Registration
Registration will start from 1st week of December 2017 on-wards
Contact Information
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us at:

Co-ordinator:
Vinit Mahajan (Mob: +91 8652304770 / 9404046317)
Typography Day 2018
Sir J J Institute of Applied Arts, Mumbai, India
Dr. D.N. Road, Fort, Mumbai – 400 001
Email: typodayjj2018@gmail.com
typographyday@gmail.com

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