GRANSHAN Symposium and Conference is a collaborative project. Together with our local and global partners we create an international platform for design and typography with unique content and topics.
FontFont is one of the world’s leading independent foundries with the largest library of original, contemporary typefaces. Born out of a desire to create type by designers for designers and to give designers a fair and friendly offering, FontFont was set up in 1990 by Erik Spiekermann and Neville Brody. From the first ever random font FF Beowolf to the release of Web FontFonts in 2010, they place creativity at the forefront and pride themselves on producing the highest quality typefaces that are technically robust and that continually innovate.
FontShop is the premier independent retailer for desktop, web, and mobile typefaces with over 150,000 fonts from more than 130 foundries. FontShop is fanatical about fonts and prides itself on the considered selection of the foundries it represents.
FontLab is the foremost developer of type design tools in the world. The company offers an array of font editors, converters and utilities for all languages on both Macintosh and Windows platforms. Products include FontLab Studio, Fontographer, TypeTool, ScanFont, and TransType.
Over 25 years ago, Adobe invented technologies that helped spark the desktop publishing revolution. Adobe Type continues that tradition with font offerings that match their vast knowledge of typography, layout, and design with typefaces known for precision, elegance, and broad language support.
The Thailand Creative and Design Center, Bangkok, is not only an integral part of the Thai design scene, it is also a rich source of know-how, organizational skills, and extensive networks. The TCDC was founded to explore and develop creative and economic competences and opportunities in today’s competitive markets.
Goethe-Institut is the Federal Republic of Germany’s cultural institution operational worldwide. It promotes the study of German abroad and encourages international cultural exchange. It also fosters knowledge about Germany by providing information on its culture, society and politics. Its educational and training products enable mobility in an international learning community.
The Faculty of Education was established in 1957 as the seventh faculty of Chulalongkorn University endeavors to maintain the educational standards of the teaching profession and to promote its development. It is committed to seeking new knowledge and disseminating research meant to advance academic progress and service to the nation. The main purpose of training graduates in the Faculty of Education is to produce scholars having virtue and wide- ranging knowledge. These graduates are to possess an academic background useful in life and encompassing a deep understanding in their field of expertise. They are to be competent in using language and symbols to communicate knowledge and ideas, be able to translate thoughts into action, be creative, be eager to seek knowledge, and to have a sense of responsibility based upon rational thinking. They are to have a sense of pride and devotion to their profession and be faithful to its ethical standards.
Bangkok University is not only one of Thailand’s oldest private universities – it also stands for a university offering a global perspective. Truly cosmopolitan and with a firm understanding of its cultural roots, BU International succeeds in balancing both international and national needs. This can be seen in its body of professors and students as well as in its broad range of courses.
Founded in Bangkok in 1943, today Silpakorn University is a well-known public university. It is the leading Thai university in the fine arts and archaeology. Overall it consists of 13 faculties, a graduate school and a college. Silpakorn University Art Center is Thailand‘s most prestigeous art gallery. The Center has cooperated with other organiztions in both public and private sectors in organizing art competitions and art exhibitions by foreign artists, annual exhibitions of students‘ art thesis as well as those of lecturers and professors in the fields of art and design
Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre
The Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre (public organization) (hereafter "SAC") is a non-profit academic institution that was established in Her Royal Highness's honour and seeks to fulfil her wish to establish and develop a national institution responsible for the systematic gathering, processing and servicing of anthropological data. SAC is committed to fostering academic progress through the extension of anthropological knowledge, through the propagation of new research and findings, through the encouragement and support of development in research studies, and in the accumulation of an extensive collection of anthropology materials (with a focus on Thailand and Southeast Asia).
University of Reading
The Department of Typography and Graphic Communication at the University of Reading is one of the world’s pre-eminent establishments for the study of typography and type design. With an impressive roster of lecturers and former students, the undergraduate and postgraduate courses promise hard work but also high chances of work with pre-eminent book, newspaper and magazine publishers as well as other organisations needing clear and imaginative graphic communication such as large software companies,and type design houses.
Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia
As the founder of the GRANSHAN typeface competition, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia has a genuine interest in promoting Non-Latin Typefaces. During the tgm’s visit to Armenia in 2009 this shared interest led to the founding of a collaborative project. Since 2010, the competition of typefaces has been administered successfully by both parties.
Since 1985, Brown Sugar has been serving Bangkok‘s live music fans. The Jazz Boutique is ranked as .one of the best bars of the world. by Newsweek (1997). The combination of the intimacy of New Orleans jazz clubs with an urban, international flair makes this location a popular meeting point for locals and travellers, musicians and other artists.
ThaiGa – Thai Graphic Designers Association
ThaiGa‘s mission is to help improve and leverage Graphic Design practices as a profession & ethics in Thailand to reach and compile with the World‘s graphic design standard. ThaiGa is all about Inspire, Innovate, Inform, and Involve.