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Conference deadline extended

Beirut, Lebanon - 22 November 2004

TYPO.GRAPHICS.BEIRUT, the 3-day, first of its kind conference, has extended it's deadline for papers.


This is the CALL FOR PAPERS for the
TYPO.GRAPHICS.BEIRUT conference
14th, 15th and 16th of April 2005
Lebanese American University
Beirut, Lebanon

CONFERENCE THEME:

This 3-day conference will be the first ever major graphic design event of its kind to be held in the Middle East. It will focus on various issues pertaining to typography and graphic design, such as:

* design in a multilingual environment
* socially responsible design
* design history
* graphic design and technology
* visual communication in a global age
* typeface design
* moving type


Please note that the topics won¹t be limited to the categories listed above.

The conference aims to provide a platform for students, professionals and graphic design educators from the region and the wider international range, to exchange new views and ideas.

We are hoping to have participants and attendees from around 20 countries.


GENERAL INFORMATION:

Graphic Design at the Lebanese American University was established in 1996; it is a three years program that includes a foundation year where students are introduced to the design discipline as a whole. A junior year, where they engage in building their skills and knowledge in typography, packaging, publication, illustration, corporate identity, and digital screen ­ based design. And finally the senior year where assignments take on specific areas of design selected by the students. Cutting across various topics, thoughts and ideologies translate into visual communication solutions in their final projects. The graphic design program has currently 350 students enrolled, under the supervision and guidance of 20 faculty members. Some of our students and faculty work has been featured lately in several international design magazines and publications, such as Novum, Output, Communication Arts, Design Graphics...

(The LAU is a member of the IEN ICOGRADA)


ACTIVITIES & SIDE EVENTS:

- graphic design and typography exhibition during and after the conference
- workshops during break time
- Side events: visiting the first printing press of the Middle East in Khenchara, a field trip to Byblos, the city where the alphabet spread from, also known as the one of the oldest cities in the world.


CALL FOR PAPERS:

The abstracts are to be sent to typo.graphic.beirut@lau.edu.lb in word format no later than December 10th 2004. All papers will be reviewed by the conference committee. Selected authors will be contacted by January 30th 2005.


CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS:

Zeina El Abed
Nathalie Fallaha
Yasmine Taan

More details will be posted on the TYPO.GRAPHIC.BEIRUT conference website soon



article posted 22 November 2004 and last updated 22 November 2004.


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