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About the Workshop

The art and technique of arranging type to make written language legible, readable, and appealing when displayed is called Typography. What used to be the work of typesetters/compositors has now become work of every kind of designer. The Dawn of digital age gave rise to an unconventional and more artistic approach to typeface selection and places emphasis on expressing emotion.

Tamil typography is a form of such typography influenced by tradition and culture. Madrasters is organizing a workshop to teach designers the basics of Tamil Typography. This Workshop will focus from அ to ஃ in Tamil typo. Only limited seats available.

கலை மற்றும் தொழில்நுட்ப முறையில் அச்சிடப்பட்ட எழுத்துமுறையை வாசிக்கக்கூடிய மற்றும் முறையிடும் வகையில் எழுத்து வகைகளை உருவாக்குவதற்கான கலைநுட்பம் அச்சுக்கலை என்று அழைக்கப்படுகிறது. இக்கலையை தட்டச்சு பொறியாளர்களே செய்து கொண்டிருந்த வகையில் இப்போது வடிவமைப்பாளர்களின் வேலையாகவும் அமையப்பட்டது. டிஜிட்டல் முறை வந்த பின் வழக்கத்திற்கு மாறான கலை அணுகுமுறை உணர்ச்சிவெளிப்பாட்டிற்கு முக்கியத்துவம் கொடுத்தது.

தமிழ் அச்சுக்கலை பாரம்பரியமான கலாச்சாரத் தாக்கத்திற்கு ஒரு வடிவமாகும். தமிழ் அச்சுக்கலை அடிப்படையை கற்பிப்பதற்காக மெட்ராஸ்டர்ஸ் ஒரு வகுப்பு ஒன்றினை ஏற்பாடு செய்கிறார்கள். இவ்வகுப்பில் அ முதல் ஃ வரையிலான எழுத்துருக்களின் தமிழ் அச்சுக்கலை வகுப்பு எடுக்கப்படுகிறது. குறைந்த அளவிலான இடங்கள் மட்டுமே உள்ளன.

About the Speaker

Right from my childhood, I was very keen towards art that I always found myself painting signboards, stickers for vehicles and I even learnt stone inscriptions. This eventually led to me and my friend setting up VINOTH ARTS at a very young age.

I completed my Visual Communication degree in Government college of Fine Arts, Chennai. It was during this time that my identity as Artist 6 was created as I had to exhibit my collection of photographs (Paarvaigal 2014) in an exhibit.

Once I graduated, I explored in the vast ocean of art and used to exhibit my works at art galleries during weekends. My life took a huge turn when Black ray creatives approached me for creative works. I was introduced to the world of digital design and social media.

Before I entered zoho, I had worked in two other companies gathering experiences and improving myself. In 2012, I was approached by Jack, founder of Madrasters, who invited me to be a part of this design community. As the first Tamil Speaker in the group, I promoted the mother language in designer community and decided to do Tamil Typography. I dedicated my second tamil typo to Madrasters, the first being typo for AMMA APPA and I had it tattooed on my arm. Tamil typo started trending in 2017 but I moved to the next level of blending English and Tamil words having same meaning.

I feel that teaching tamil typography to fellow designers will be my next step and I welcome young talents who are willing to learn A to Z in tamil typography.


Helpline Number

Jack Anto - +91 9841672972 | +91 9962981653