Dave Crossland | 30 May 18:21 2016
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Fwd: Call for Paper- Typoday2017- Sri Lanka


International Conference, Workshops and Exhibitions:
Typoday 2017

23rd to 25th February 2017 
Typoday 2017 is organised by Department of Integrated Design, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka at Colombo, Sri Lanka, in collaboration with IDC, IIT Bombay and with support from InDeAs and Aksharaya. 
http://www.typoday.in

Theme:
Focus on
 ‘Typography and Diversity’


Introduction

 

The theme for this year's event is 'Typography and Diversity'

 

The event will feature a day of workshops on Typography and Calligraphy followed by two days of conference dedicated to 'Typography and Diversity'. The international conference will be devoted to addressing issues faced by type designers, type users and type educators. 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 'Typography and Diversity' + Typo Quiz + Exhibition and Installations


Main Typographic Issues for the conference:

The Conference will focus on the following issues:

.   Experiments and Explorations in Diversity of Typography

.   Typography and Diversity in the context of Culture

.   Typography and Diversity in the process of Learning

.   Typographic Diversity using Multilingual Scripts

.   Typographic Diversity in Native (Indigenous) Scripts

.   Diversity of Typography in Local Languages
.   Research Activities in Diversity of Typography

Sub-themes for the conference:

The conference will focus on, but will not be limited to the following sub-themes: 
 Typography and Diversity in education
Instructional Aid, Displays, Information Graphics
 Digital typography and Diversity
Mobile devices, Tablets, Web Typography
 Environmental Typography and Diversity
Signage, Installations, Graffiti or Street Art, Architecture 
 Commercial typography and Diversity
Advertisements, Packaging, Retail, Product graphics, Fashion
 Vernacular typography and Diversity
Native Calligraphy, Culture and Typography, Indigenous scripts
 Visual Literacy with respect to Typography and Diversity
Visual Ergonomics, Cognitive studies, Human Machine Interface, Reading experiences
 Typography and Diversity in Media
Television, Movie titling, Movie posters, Subtitling, Typography in motion
 


Call for Papers
http://www.typoday.in/call-paper.html

We invite a 500-800 word abstract (with examples) in three categories:

1.      Concerns in Typography and Diversity (Academic Research/Presentations)

2.      Innovative applications of Diversity in Typography (Case Studies)

3.      Student projects on Typography and Diversity (Student Projects)

Submission Specifications: http://typoday.in/call-paper.html 

Deadlines: 
Deadline for abstract submission: 31st August 2016
Declaration of accepted abstracts: 30th September 2016
Deadline for submission of full paper: 30th of November 2016


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

‘Typography and Diversity’

 

Design a logo for ‘Typography Day 2017’ so that it expresses the theme of the event - 'Typography and Diversity'.

As the conference is being held in Srilanka, we encourage you to include the context of Srilanka 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 2017’ or ‘Typo Day 2017’.

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.

 

Procedure for selecting student participants:

One idea will be finalized from the submitted lot. The jury will have the right to select, reject or request modifications for the selected logo.

Submission Specifications: http://typoday.in/logo.html

Important Dates:
Deadline for submission:  30th September 2016
Declaration of results:  15th October 2016


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

‘Typography and Diversity’
Design a poster to Express Diversity 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.

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.

Procedure for selecting student participants: 
wenty five winning entries will be published as a book and displayed in an exhibition during the event. The winners are entitled to free participation (workshop expenses and food) during the ‘Typography Seminar and Workshop’ on 23rd, 24th and 25th of February 2017.

Each of the winning participants will receive 2 copies of the book and will also be given the 'Certificate of Winning the Poster Competition'.
Submission Specifications: http://typoday.in/poster.html


Important Dates:
Deadline for submission: 31st October 2016

Declaration of results: 30th November 2016


Registration

Participation in the conference and workshop 'Typographyday 2017' on 23rd to 25th of February 2017 requires registration. The seating is limited to 400 participants. The registration will open from first week of December 2016 onwards.

More details at 
http://www.typoday.in


Contact
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Chetan Bhuj
Typography Day 2017,
Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay 
Powai Mumbai- 400 076, India 

E-mail: 
typographyday-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org 
Phone:  091-22-2576 7820, 091-22-2576 4815
Fax :     091-22-2576 7803, 091-22-2572 3480


Dave Crossland | 30 May 04:50 2016
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SoTA Catalyst Award open for Type Designers under 25


Hi

Any type designers under 25 might be interested in applying for the SoTA Catalyst Award.

http://www.typecon.com/archives/4887

Requirements

The applicant must be 25 years of age or younger on December 31st, 2016. The applicant must attend TypeCon2016 in Seattle, WA from August 24th to 28th, making a 20-minute presentation during the conference.

The following materials must be emailed to catalyst <at> typesociety.org by the submission deadline. A single PDF file (may be multiple pages) containing the following information:

Visual samples of a specific project or a related group of works to be the topic of the presentation
A brief description of the presentation (100 words or less)
A letter explaining your involvement in typography (300 words or less)
Optional: Online links to additional work or background information
Contact information
Important! Include your name, date of birth, postal address, organization or university affiliation (if applicable), email, and phone number with area code. Applicants from outside the U.S. or Canada should also include their country dialing code.

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Dave
Dave Crossland | 12 Jan 17:38 2016
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Inkscape is legally backed by the Software Freedom Conservancy, but SFC needs your help


Hi

Software Freedom Conservancy is the legal backer of Inkscape, but it is at risk of shutting down :( 

You can help make it sustainable by joining as a member for $120/year - just 14 people are needed! :) 

SFC is a not-for-profit charity that helps promote, improve, develop, and defend Free, Libre, and Open Source Software (FLOSS) projects. Conservancy provides a non-profit home and infrastructure for FLOSS projects. This allows FLOSS developers to focus on what they do best — writing and improving FLOSS for the general public — while Conservancy takes care of the projects' needs that do not relate directly to software development and documentation.

http://sfconservancy.org/members/current/ lists the projects that they support, and the following are relevant to libre graphics:
  • Inkscape
  • Git 
  • BOOST - a programming framework used in Inkscape
  • SWIG - another programming framework used in Inkscape, that enables Python scripting
  • K-3D - 3d modeling app
  • Outreachy - helps people from groups underrepresented in free and open source software get involved
Just 14 more people needed to meet their membership goal this month, since those who sign up by January 31 count twice, thanks to Private Internet Access.

Please consider joining as a member :)

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Dave
Femke Snelting | 4 Jan 17:46 2016
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LGM 2016: Call for Participation

Submission deadline: January 10!

*Libre Graphics Meeting 2016: Other Dimensions*

http://libregraphicsmeeting.org

The eleventh annual international Libre Graphics Meeting 2016 will take place Friday 15th until Monday
18th April 2016 in London, UK. This yearly event is an occasion for teams and individual
contributors/artists involved in Libre Graphics to work together, to share experiences and to hear
about new ideas. By Libre Graphics we mean Free, Libre and Open Source tools for design, illustration,
photography, typography, art, graphics, page layout, publishing, 3D modelling, digital making and
manufacture, cartography, animation, video, interactive media, generative graphics and visual
live-coding. The Libre Graphics Meeting is not just about software, but extends to standards, file
formats and actual use of these in creative work. LGM has become the place in which they can discuss their projects
 , coordinate their efforts and, crucially, to meet in person. Participants in the LGM include developers,
designers, academics and activists from around the world, who are all passionate about Free 
 /
 Libre graphics software and technology.

*State of the Libre Graphics Union*

We begin each meeting with a joint session that brings together all things that have happened in our wide
landscape over the last year. So, instead of slots in the schedule for general updates on each Libre
Graphics software project, we invite every team present at LGM to submit two slides (maximum), with a
short explanatory text that showcases the leaps forward that has been made over the past year. For
first-time presenters and particular big or new topics/features in established projects, we encourage
additional stand-alone submissions.

*Special focus: Other Dimensions*

In Toronto we celebrated the first decade of LGM, reflecting on the past and considering the future. For the
2016 edition of LGM we continue speculating and will expand Libre Graphics into Other Dimensions. We are
looking for presentations and workshops that explore the dimensions of space and material: 3D modelling
and animation, Libre architecture, Open Source product design and other fields of digital making and
manufacture. We are also seeking contributions that offer reflections on the 'other dimensions' of open
source communities and that engage with FLOSS tools in various contexts including but not limited to
teaching, learning, practice and co-production. This represents a desire to address the future
sustainability of the Libre Graphics movement, through a growth of the core proje
 cts and topics that will, we hope, allow us to welcome more and more FLOSS projects and participants to our community.

We are looking for:

* In-depth presentations of Libre Graphics code-contributions
* Showcases of excellent work made using Libre Graphics tools
* New and experimental projects in this area to meet the wider community, including those in the field of 3D
design and making
* Reflections on the activities of existing open source communities in either the production of Free,
Libre and Open Source tools or their use

Available formats (times include Q&A):

* Entry for State of the Libre Graphics Union (1-2 slides)
* Presentations (20 minutes)
* Workshops (1 or 2 hours)*
* Birds Of a Feather (BOF), discussion meetings or Hackathons (2 hrs or more)
* Lightning talk (7 minutes, selected at the event unconference style)

*Practical Details*

Submission deadline: 10 January 2016, content selection notification by end of January 2016.

http://libregraphicsmeeting.org/2016/call-for-participation/
http://libregraphicsmeeting.org/2016/submit-proposal/

Dave Crossland | 27 Oct 23:08 2015
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Fwd: Progetto grafico 30 - Open Source Technologies


Hi

An Italian design magazine is seeking proposals for articles on libre graphics - see PDF attached :)

Cheers
Dave
Nathan Willis | 21 Apr 21:35 2015
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Looking for some weird UFO samples

Hi everyone,

I'm looking for some real-world UFO fonts to stress-test a utility with -- in particular, anything that has particularly large .GLIFs or GLIFs with lots and lots (LOTS) of layers.  Suggestions?

Thanks,
Ana Isabel Carvalho | 24 Mar 14:14 2015

Announcing Libre Graphics magazine 2.3: The Type Issue & CFS for Issue 2.4


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     Announcing Libre Graphics magazine, Issue 2.3
                           &
      Call for Submissions for Issue 2.4: Capture

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ANNOUNCING Issue 2.3 of Libre Graphics magazine: The Type Issue
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http://libregraphicsmag.com
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We’re very pleased to announce the long-awaited release of Libre
Graphics magazine issue 2.3. This issue is guest-edited by Manuel
Schmalstieg and addresses a theme we’ve been wanting to tackle for some
time: type design. From specimen design to international fonts,
constraint-based type to foundry building, this issue shows off the many
faces of libre type design.

With the usual cast of columnists, stunning showcases and intriguing
features, issue 2.3, The Type Issue, given an entrée into what’s now and
next in F/LOSS fonts.

The Type Issue is the third issue in volume two of Libre Graphics
magazine. Libre Graphics magazine is a print publication devoted to
showcasing and promoting work created with Free/Libre Open Source
Software. We accept work about or including artistic practices which
integrate Free, Libre and Open software, standards, culture, methods and
licenses.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Issue 2.4: CAPTURE
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http://libregraphicsmag.com/2015/03/call-for-submissions-libre-graphics-magazine-2-4/
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Data capture sounds like a thoroughly dispassionate topic. We collect
information from peripherals attached to computers, turning keystrokes
into characters, turning clicks into actions, collecting video, audio
and images of varying quality and fidelity. Capture in this sense is a
young word, devised in the latter half of the twentieth century. For the
four hundred years previous, the word suggested something with far
higher stakes, something more passionate and visceral. To capture was to
seize, to take, like the capture of a criminal or of a treasure trove.
Computation has rendered capture routine and safe.

But capture is neither simply an act of forcible collection or of
technical routine. The sense of capture we would like to approach in
this issue is gentler, more evocative. Issue 2.4 of Libre Graphics
magazine, the last in volume 2, looks at capture as the act of
encompassing, emulating and encapsulating difficult things, subtle
qualities. Routinely, we capture with keyboards, mice, cameras, audio
recorders, scanners, browsing histories, keyloggers. We might capture a
fleeting expression in a photo, or a personal history in an audio
recording. Our methods of data capture, though they may seem commonplace
at first glance, offer opportunities to catch moments.

We’re looking for work, both visual and textual, exploring the concept
of capture, as it relates to or is done with F/LOSS art and design. All
kinds of capture, metaphorical or literal, are welcome. Whether it’s a
treatise on the politics of photo capture in public places, a series of
photos taken using novel F/LOSS methods, documentation of a homebrew 3D
scanner, any riff on the idea of capture is invited. We encourage
submissions for articles, showcases, interviews and anything else you
might suggest. Proposals for submissions (no need to send us the
completed work right away) can be sent to submissions@...m.

*The deadline for submissions is May 11th, 2015.*

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Call for Participation: Libre Graphics Meeting 2015

Hello!

On behalf of the local organizing team in Toronto, and the program team: We welcome your font related
presentations and workshops for the tenth edition of LGM :-)

Femke

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*Libre Graphics Meeting 2015: Beyond The First Decade*
http://libregraphicsmeeting.org/2015/call-for-participation/

The tenth annual international Libre Graphics Meeting 2015 will take place 29 April – 2 May 2015 in
Toronto, Canada.
This yearly event is an occasion for teams and individual contributors/artists involved in Libre
Graphics to work together, to share experiences and to hear about new ideas.

By Libre Graphics we mean Free, Libre and Open Source tools for design, illustration, photography,
typography, art, graphics, page  layout, publishing, cartography, animation, video, interactive
media, generative graphics and visual live-coding. The Libre Graphics Meeting is not just about
software, but extends to standards, file formats and  actual use of these in creative work.

We are looking for:

* In-depth presentations of Libre Graphics code-contributions
* Showcases of excellent work made using Libre Graphics tools
* New and experimental projects in this area to meet the wider community
* Reports, use-cases, best practices
* Talks that show the accomplishments and strides that Libre Graphics has made in its first decade and what
it can do next

Available formats (times include Q&A):

* Lightning talk (7 minutes, selected at the event unconference style)
* Presentations (20 minutes)
* Entry for State of the Libre Graphics Union (1-2 slides)
* Workshops (1 or 2 hours)*
* Birds Of a Feather (BOF), discussion meetings or Hackathons (2 hrs or more)

*State of the Libre Graphics Union*
We will kick off the event with a joint session that sums up all  things that have happened in our wide
landscape over the last year.  Instead of slots in the schedule for general updates on each and every  Libre
Graphics project, we invite you to submit a maximum of two slides,  showcasing new abilities and/or text
enumerating the leaps forward  that your project made.

*Special focus: Beyond The First Decade*
Because 2015 marks the tenth edition of LGM, the focus this year is on the past and future of Libre Graphics.
We have a special interest this year in projects that show where Libre Graphics has been, what distances it
has travelled, and where it might go in the next ten years. We welcome submissions representing the broad
ecology of Libre Graphics, from full-fledged software packages, to artist-built scripts, to art and
publications, and even the cultural touchstones and issues present in Libre Graphics communities.
We’re looking for talks, workshops and other events that show the accomplishments and strides that
Libre Graphics has made in its first decade and what it can do next.


Gmane