Educational Media Research Center (EMMRC), University of Calicut Workshop on ‘Typography and Visual Design’

The Educational Media Research Center (EMMRC), University of Calicut is organizing a two days workshop on ‘Typography and Visual Design‘ on June 23 and 24, 2022. The workshop will be led by renowned visual designer and photographer Sri. Ramu Aravindan.

The workshop will deals with the history of typefaces and their classification, how typography relates to other basic elements of visual communication such as color, shape, space, grids, resolution and size, how fonts interact with each other, the importance of typography in logo design, how fonts work together into a logo or image etc.

Workshop on Typography & Visual Design 

Typography, or the art/technique of using typefaces, is all around us – in the way news is structured in our daily papers, in the clarity and hierarchy of information within the tiny space of our mobile apps, in lettermarks (or logos), in the contrast of lettering on a public hoarding as it stands out from the surrounding clutter.

When we choose fonts and visuals for an attractive presentation, we also practice typography to some degree.

So, what are the elements of typography?

How does it function as a fundamental building block of visual communication (or visual / graphic design)?

Is the relationship between text and font akin to that between word and voice?

How does one use the form of text to communicate with clarity?

Educational Multimedia Research Centre, University of Calicut is organising a workshop on Typography and Visual Design on 23rd & 24th June 2022 at ‘Aryabhatta Hall, Science Block (CSIF), University of Calicut.

This workshop will be useful for those who are interested in communication and visual designing. Admission to the workshop will be limited to the first 50 participants. Students and adults can attend.


1. To enable participants to look at typography and design as a rational system of communication – so that they can use it well in their individual areas of work.
2. Introductory exposure to typography and design as a visual language with its history, techniques and expressions.
3. Learning to be attentive to the elements of visual communication.  

The workshop will deals with:
1. The history of typefaces and their classification.
2. The design of typefaces and their character. (This would touch upon a few Indian typefaces)

Educational Media Research Center (EMMRC), University of Calicut Workshop on ‘Typography and Visual Design’

Admission to the workshop

Admission to the workshop is limited to 50 participants on first come first in basis.Each participant must bring a laptop computer installed with the open software Figma, G-Docs or Google fonts.

Please note that the centre will not provide accommodation for participants.

Sl NoParticipant CategoryFee in Rs
2General Public250/-

The Fee is exempted for SC/ST student candidates.

The fee has to be paid to the following Account using bank transfer or UPI transaction only. The payment receipt / document supporting fee relaxation (soft copy) has to be presented at the time of registration on the first day of workshop.

Account No: 57018327378
IFSC : SBIN0070200
Bank : State Bank of India
Branch : Calicut University Branch

For more information, please call , Rajan Thomas, JRO, EMMRC – 9495108193

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For more information and to ensure admission, visit the Educational Multimedia Research Center website

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