As a part of NID’s Golden Jubilee Celebrations in 2010-11, Typography Day 2011 was held at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad in collaboration with the Industrial Design Centre (IDC) at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) with support from the India Design Association (InDeAs) and Aksharaya (letter conscious people).

The Seminar on 3rd & 4th March 2011
International Seminar on Typography and Expression that focused on the following aspects of typography-
  • Experiments / explorations with respect to expressive typography
  • Issues of various multi language scripts and its expression
  • Typographic expressions of local contextual design
  • Expressions concerning native (Indigenous) Scripts
  • Research activities in multi lingual communication
Workshops on 5th March 2011
Registered participants got an opportunity to attend one of the eleven offered workshops
  • Composition with Hotmetal Typefaces by Mr. Mahendra C. Patel and Ms. Ranjana Dani
  • Expressive Typography by Mr. G. V. Sreekumar and Mr. Girish Dalvi
  • Letterforms Come to Life by Mr. Rajesh Dahiya
  • Akshar Prakash by Mr. Amit Kharsani
  • Letter Design Inspired from Various Material by Mr. Manohar Desai
  • Experiment in Calligraphy for new concepts for type design by Mr. Santosh Kshirsagar
  • Introduction to Indic Type Design by Mr. SatyaRajpurohit, Ms. Erin McLaughlin,
    Mr. Dan Reynolds and Ms. Amelie Bonet
  • 3D Type Paper Quilling by Ms. Deepti Bhadbhade
  • Control Cut Paste by Mr. Salim
  • Calligraphy and Expression by Mr. Achyut Palav
  • Rationalizing Typography - Learning by Doing by Mr. Mandar Rane
Poster Competition

An international poster competition on the theme of ‘Expressing India through Typography’ was also organized. Twenty-five winning entries won a free registration to the Seminar and the workshops. The jury consisted of eminent professionals and faculty from varied backgrounds for the selection process. Selected posters from the poster competition were displayed for the public during the Typography Day 2011.

 
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