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Friday, March 4, 2011

NID celebrates Typography Day 2011

Ahmedabad: The National Institute of Design NID Ahmedabad opens Typography 2011 event. In the opening day of the event, the main attraction of the even was Assistant Professor Uday Kumar of IIT Guwahati the designer of new Rupee symbol for Indian Rupee Notes and Coins. The coveted designer provided details about how he conceptualizes the Rupee symbol design and its various features.

During the Coordinator of the graphic design department at NID Tarundeep Girdher said, "It is now time to redraw the symbol with different typefaces so that it could be used along with different fonts. Typography teachers at different colleges will be working on it. The faculty members at NID and Industrial Design Centre (IDC) of the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay have agreed to start forums to take this initiative forward."

Speakers from Hong Kong, Turkey, Peru, Sri Lanka, Germany, and England Etc are making their presence for Typography Fest at NID Ahmedabad. On Saturday, the event will host 11 different workshops and mark its conclusion.
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