International Conference on Typography & Visual Communication
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.
The 8th ICTVC took place from 5 to 9 July 2022 in Thessaloniki, Greece. It was organised by the Institute for the Study of Typography & Visual Communication and was supported by a number of academic and professional organisations. A series of workshops preceded the conference and a range of exhibitions framed and enriched the main event.
The 7th ICTVC 2019, once again, supported an open, meaningful dialogue in thematic areas informed by its previous events, formulated in response to the sociopolitical, economic and cultural environment. The conference attracted people who share a passion for research, education, and practice in the fields of typography, printing, publishing, and other visual communication disciplines. PROGRAMME & ABSTRACTS
7th ICTVC photos, 17–21 June 2019, Patras, Greece
The theme for the 2016 conference was "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.
6th ICTVC photos, 5–9 July 2016, Thessaloniki, Greece
The June 2013 conference theme was "against lethe..."; social, economic, political, cultural, and environmental issues that affect us all demand a new way of thinking. However, as we look forward we should not forget the lessons of the past. What has been the role of visual language against forgetting till now and what may happen in the future?
5th ICTVC photos, 4–8 June 2013, Nicosia, Cyprus
The 7th ICTVC was organised by the Institute for the Study of Typography & Visual Communication in collaboration with the Library & Information Centre of the University of Patras and was supported by academic and professional organisations. The conference set to examine the value of design for visual communication provoking participants to challenge current assumptions. A number of high quality workshops preceded the conference and a range of exhibitions framed and enriched the main event.
The 6th ICTVC was organised by the Institute for the Study of Typography & Visual Communication, in collaboration with the Graphic Communication programme of the Department of Design & Multimedia, the University of Nicosia, and the contribution of the Thessaloniki State Museum of Contemporary Art with the theme "Discussing priorities | Developing a field". A series of workshops preceded the conference and the exhibitions constituted an important part of the event, which took place at the Helexpo "Nikolaos Germanos Congress Centre" in Thessaloniki, Greece.
The 5th ICTVC was organised by the Institute for the Study of Typography & Visual Communication, the Department of Design & Multimedia, the University of Nicosia, and the Mass Media and Communication Institute (IMME), Cyprus, and was endorsed by the IIID (International Institute for Information Design), the ISTD (International Society of Typographic Designers), the ATypI (Association Typographique Internationale), the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication at the University of Reading, UK, the Institute of Paper, Printing & Publishing, UK (IP3), the Musée de l’imprimerie Lyon, France, the Museum of Typography, Chania, Greece, and the Thessaloniki Design Museum, Greece.
past ICTVC conferences
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