On 7, 8 and 9 July 2016 the Institute for the Study of Typography & Visual Communication, in collaboration with the Thessaloniki State Museum of Contemporary Art and the Graphic Communication programme of the Department of Design & Multimedia, the University of Nicosia, organise the 6th International Conference on Typography & Visual Communication (ICTVC) with the theme "Discussing priorities | Developing a field". A series of workshops will precede the conference (5 & 6 July) and the exhibitions will constitute an important part of the event, which will take place at the Helexpo "Nikolaos Germanos Conference Centre", in the heart of Thessaloniki.




ICTVC is established worldwide as a major event that explores the world of typography and visual communication. Since its inception in 2002, people from diverse fields and different disciplines with a passion for visual language research, education, and practice, contribute to the conference.
ICTVC attracts speakers and delegates on an international scale, and from a wide range of disciplines related to typography and design. The high quality of presentations is a hallmark of the conference.

Discussing priorities | Developing a field

This time the conference theme is "Discussing priorities | Developing a field"
Visual communication is now an established discipline with a burgeoning professional practice, varied educational systems, critical research, national and international conferences and competitions, trade magazines, and academic journals. Across many areas, visual communication is entering a period of sustained growth and expansion. This calls for strategic decisions for directions of development, setting priorities for action, and clarifying relationships with related areas of activity.

The 6th ICTVC is organised by the Institute for the Study of Typography & Visual Communication with the collaboration of the Thessaloniki State Museum of Contemporary Art and the Graphic Communication programme of the Department of Design & Multimedia, the University of Nicosia.
ICTVC
is endorsed by the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication at the University of Reading, the Department of Graphic Design, the Faculty of Graphic Arts & Design, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, the ISTD (International Society of Typographic Designers), the ATypI (Association Typographique Internationale), the IP3 (Institute of Paper, Printing & Publishing), the IIID (International Institute for Information Design), the GGDA (Greek Graphic Designers Association), the Hellenic Union of Graphic Arts and Media Technology Engineers, the Greek Visual Communication Archive, the Museum of Typography, Chania, Greece, the Hambis Municipal Museum of Printmaking, Cyprus, and the Thessaloniki Design Museum, Greece.

For further information on the ICTVC conferences, please contact:


Klimis Mastoridis

ICTVC General Secretary

University of Nicosia, Cyprus

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Gerry Leonidas

ICTVC Scientific & Organising Committee

University of Reading, UK

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Karel van der Waarde

ICTVC Scientific & Organising Committee

Graphic Design – Research; Basle School of Design

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