4th International Conference on Typography & Visual Communication

15 June 2010
19 June 2010
Nicosia, Cyprus
On 17-19 June 2010, the Department of Design & Multimedia at the University of Nicosia (Cyprus) will be hosting the 4th International Conference on Typography and Visual Communication (ICTVC) with the general theme "Lending Grace to Language".

After three important and successful international meetings (2002, 2004, 2007) ICTVC moves to Cyprus. Our new home sits at the crossroads of three continents, a location of historical significance that far outweighs its small size. The multicultural character of the island makes Cyprus a perfect location for a conference that explores the world of typographic design and visual language.


Call for papers - now closed

The Organising Committee members invite you to contribute your proposals for a presentation or panel discussion for inclusion in the programme of the 4th ICTVC.

Abstracts of no more than 200 words and a short bio of 70-100 words, either in Greek or English, should be submitted by 10 January 2010. Conference presentations should be up to 30 minutes.

Conference programme

The main conference is supported by workshops, screenings, events, and a major exhibition organised by the "Design Museum of Thessaloniki".

International speakers

The conference has attracted an prestigious panel of international speakers:
  • Christina Banou, GREECE
  • Petr van Blokland, HOLLAND
  • Neville Brody, UK
  • Elisabeth Georgiadou, GREECE
  • Stergios Delialis, GREECE
  • Elli Droulia, GREECE
  • Mary Dyson, UK
  • Peter Karow, GERMANY
  • Viktor Koen, USA
  • Petros Kostagiolas, GREECE
  • David Lemon, USA
  • Gerry Leonidas, UK
  • Alan Marshall, FRANCE
  • Klimis Mastoridis, CYPRUS
  • Arafat Al-Naim, JORDAN
  • Maria Nicholas, USA
  • Maria Papadopoulou, GREECE
  • Massimo Polello, ITALY
  • Tasos Politis, GREECE
  • Mehdi Saeedi, IRAN
  • Manuel Savidis, GREECE
  • Michael Semoglou, GREECE
  • Niki Sioki, CYPRUS
  • Paul Stiff, UK
  • Iordanis Stylidis, GREECE
  • Andreas Sophocleous, CYPRUS
  • Karel van der Waarde, BELGIUM
  • Artemis Yagou, GREECE
  • Alexis Zavras, GREECE
For an updated list of speakers please visit the conference website: www.ictvc.org


The University of Nicosia premises but also other sites in Nicosia.


The event is organsied by the Department of Design & Multimedia, University of Nicosia (Cyprus), in collaboration with the Mass Media and Communication Institute (IMME), Cyprus, and AlterVision, Greece, and is supported by the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication at the University of Reading (UK), the Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI), the Greek Graphic Designers Association (EGE) and the Thessaloniki Design Museum.

Visit the event website: www.ictvc.org

For more information, please contact:

Dr Klimis Mastoridis
General Secretary, ICTVC
Head, Department of Design & Multimedia
University of Nicosia, Cyprus
T: +357 22 354.257
W: www.unic.ac.cy
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