I hope everyone is having a great time at Ampersand! Another Spring conference I unfortunately couldn't attend was ICTVC, the 5th International Conference on Typography & Visual Communication. The conference is organised by the Institute for the Study of Typography & Visual Communication and took place from 6 to 8 June 2013 in Nicosia, Cyprus, on the campus of the University of Nicosia. ICTVC is established worldwide as a major event that explores the world of typography and visual communication. Since its inception in 2002, people from diverse fields and different disciplines with a passion for visual language research, education, and practice, contribute to the conference. ICTVC attracts speakers and delegates on an international scale, and from a wide range of disciplines related to typography and design. The high quality of presentations is a hallmark of the conference.
The trailer for 5th ICTVC | Nicosia 4-12, June 2013 by John Karabelas at LES YPER YPER uses Typotheque's Fedra.
This time the conference theme was "against lethe…". Social, economic, political, cultural, and environmental issues that affect us all demand a new way of thinking. However, as we look forward we should not forget the lessons of the past. What has been the role of visual language against forgetting till now and what may happen in the future? These video impressions below give you a taste of the past conference.
Feel free to mute the Midi soundtrack. ; )
The 5th ICTVC was preceded by a series of workshops, and exhibitions constituted an important part of the event.
Typeface Design Workshop, 4 & 5 June 2013, with Gerry Leonidas, ICTVC Scientific & Organizing Committee Member and head of the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication at the University of Reading, UK
Letterpress-Light Workshop, 4 & 5 June 2013, with Jeff Pulaski and Joey Hannaford
The Design Game Workshop, 7 June 2013, with Petr van Blokland