Alliance Francaise to hold BITS 2011

Event Details

Alliance Francaise to hold BITS 2011

Time: October 28, 2011 at 9am to October 29, 2011 at 6pm
Location: Alliance Francaise de Bangkok
Street: Sathorn Tai
City/Town: Bangkok
Website or Map: http://www.alliance-francaise…
Phone: 02-670-4222
Event Type: symposium, and, workshops
Organized By: Alliance Francaise de Bangkok
Latest Activity: Oct 14, 2011

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Event Description

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 2011 and workshops with world-famous typographers on October 28 – 29, 2011.


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.


Last year’s 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, and attracted the attention of many Thai and foreign typographers.


The 2-day 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 (THB 900 per ticket for students and confirmed bookings/ purchase by October 10). The 2-Day Symposium cum workshop (bold card) is being offered at THB 2,500 per ticket (THB 2,200 per ticket for students and confirmed bookings/ purchase before October 10). The tickets can be purchased from Alliance Francaise’s International Art Center, Sathorn Tai Road.


For further information, please visit  or or call 02-670-4234 or email .

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