(Bangkok International Typography Symposium 2012)
Following the successful Bangkok International Typography Symposium (BITS) in 2010, Alliance Francaise de Bangkok together with the Goethe Institute, Japan Foundation and Cadson Demak will again organize the BITS 2012 symposium and workshops with world-famous typographers on May 25-26, 2012.
Over the last few years, designers and typographers endeavored to stress the importance and appropriate use of typography, an art for which the general public is developing an appreciation. In visual communication, font design plays a crucial role as it makes it possible to convey much more than words and ideas. In fact, typography can be used by itself to represent an identity, a brand or even an era.
The previous BITS met with great success, showing Thailand’s interest in typography. Throughout the two-day event, more than 250 people filled the room to capacity; communication professionals and graphic artists as well as amateurs eager to know more. It was the first typography symposium to take place in Southeast Asia which attracted the attention of many Thai and foreign typographers.
BITS symposium will feature an impressive list of well-known speakers to give an insight concept of typography design as well as its importance.
-Akiem Helmling (GR)
-Akira Kobayashi (JP)
-Tnop Wangsillapakun (TH)
-Anisa Suthayalai (TH)
-Keith Chi-hang Tam (HK)
-Sébastien Morlighem (FR)
-Smich Smanloh (TH)
-Jackkrit Anantakul (TH)
Additionally, typography workshops will also be held for interested Arts students (pursuing Arts courses at University level) or experienced design professionals.
The 2-Day symposium (regular card) is being offered at THB 1,200 per ticket while the symposium cum workshop (bold card) is being offered at THB 2,500 per ticket. The tickets can be purchased from Alliance Francaise’s International Art Center, Sathorn Tai Road.
For more media information:
Mrs Waralux Mitra
Communications Department, Alliance Française
Telephone: +66 (0)2 670 4230