Typography and Design Culture
type of camp
Cultural Immersion Learning
December 14-21, 2013
Tara Book Building, Chennai
15 August 2013
Expand your knowledge of typography in other contexts & cultures
Visit local type & ephemera archives and libraries
Work with local ‘street’ typographers
See nearby ancient and modern temples
Hold type walks in local markets
Learn Tamil lettering & calligraphy
Watch a handwritten Urdu newspaper being created
Enjoy an entire day screen printing in a fair trade workshop
Eat homemade & delicious South Indian food
Drink coconut water . . . from a real coconut!
This camp will provide you with an opportunity to understand the cultural contexts of typography while experiencing one of the most ancient cultures in the world.
Type Camp India is an educational event that will strengthen your understanding of the function and use of typography within a specific cultural context. We dedicate seven full days in the heart of this international city to discussions, projects, visits, talks, and workshops, all focused on typography. We look at different contexts of typography and typographic use, including historical, social, commercial, industrial and cultural.
Every morning is a taught studio session focused on vernacular and bilingual typography and design and every afternoon is a workshop or visit where you will learn more about how context, culture, language and typography work together.