India 2014


Typography & Design Culture

type of camp

Cultural Immersion Learning

group size

14 people


CAD $2790 / Indians INR 98,500

specific dates

February 22-28, 2014


Tara Book Headquarters, Chennai

This camp is now over, though head on over to our blog and read all about it.


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. The camp studio will be at the impressive Tara Books offices in Chennai. Housing will be at a charming nearby B&B.

We are also offering an optional 4-day addition from 28 February to 3 March. This will be an excursion to attend Typoday India 2014 in Pune. All airfare, 5-star housing, food, and conference fees are included in the $750 fee.


Indian residents receive a 40% discount on tuition to equal INR 98,500. Please contact us directly to set this up.

If you are an Indian resident, Adobe Type has provided 2 half-scholarships to Type Camp India. If you would like to be considered for this, please send a short essay about your interest in typography and why you would like to attend this Type Camp. The winners will be notified by 20 January.