Typomania festival in Ulan-Ude is an art bridge between “east” and “west”, between modern typography and traditional Buryat-Mongolian calligraphy. Exhibitions, lectures and master classes were held in Ulan-Ude in "Pioneer" shopping and recreation center and other city venues, as well as in Ust-Barguzin and Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia). Festival participants: designers, calligraphers, publishers, researchers from Buryatia, Mongolia, Moscow and USA. More than 2.5 thousand visitors attended festival events.
Organizational partners: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Buryatia, Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Buryatia, UP Print, Buryad-Mongol Nom, Printleto.ru, Тэнгэриин Бэшэг, Sayan Studio
September 28–30 Typomania festival 2018 in Ulan-Ude was held. During the event not only posters and videos from Moscow Typomania were presented, but also samples of Buryat-Mongolian calligraphy (Mongolian bichig), works of contemporary Mongolian designers, as well as posters and books from the storerooms of the National Museum of the Republic of Buryatia, the National Library of the Republic of Buryatia.
Curator of the Ulan-Ude exhibition: Dmitry Galsan.
Participants of the festival:
Alexander Vasin and Natalia Velchinskaya, Mongolian calligraphers (Tsegmid Tamir, Ganbaatar and others) and designers (Ido Nyamsuren, Mongol Dook, MONKO, OTGO, TAMIR and others).
September 28, Friday
17:30 — Grand opening of the festival
18:30 — Calligraphic performance from calligraphers from Ulaanbaatar
19:00 — Performance from graphic designers of Mongolia
21:00 — Best typographic videos 2018
September 29, Saturday
10:00 — Calligraphy workshops
10:30 — «Typomania. How East makes friends with West»/ Alexander Vasin (Moscow)
12:00 — «Early writing culture of Mongolian nomads: from glyphs and graphemes until modern days» / IDO (Ulaanbaatar)
14:00 — Modern printing technology and the image of the book / Tatiana Altapova (Moscow, UP PRINT)
15:00 — «Calendar №1 — a project for designers» / Tatiana Altapova (Moscow, UP PRINT)
15:30 — «Uses and application into art» / Tamir (Ulaanbaatar)
16:30 — «The History of Mongolian calligraphy» / Mongolia
17:30 — "100 years of design" movie
September 30, Sunday
10:00 — Calligraphy workshops (in non-stop mode until 5 pm)
10:30 — «Alphabet in large scale» workshop / Alexander Vasin, Natalia Velchinskaya
14:00 — Mongolian calligraphy workshops
18:00 — «Hanzi» movie
October 1, Monday
10:00 — Discussion. Alexander Vasin and Natalia Velchinskaya (Moscow) on creative pedagogy «Never say „never“ or how to motivate a student»
East-West. The main exhibition of the Moscow festival «TYPOMANIA-2018».
«RUDE Project» (Germany). Christine Huber poster project (Berlin – Frankfurt) www.be-ru.de
Erich Brechbühl (Switzerland), posters
Leonardo Sonnoli (Italy), posters
Shun Sasaki (Japan), posters
Johnston / Kingston (Switzerland) posters
Sarp Sozdinler (Turkey), posters
Modern Japanese poster (national exhibition)
«CHOKAVO» Poster action of Ulan-Uden «Zhyrgonisms and dialegtic».
«UB-POSTER: TYPOMANIA-2018», poster action by Ulaanbatar designers.
Joint exhibition of Ulaanbaatar calligraphers.
Exhibition of the calligraphy center «Tengairin Besheg / Heavenly Letter»
Joint calligraphy exhibition «Mongolian bichig.»
Exhibition of Dmitry Tugarinov (Ulan-Ude)
A selection of original calligraphy works.
Exhibition of rare posters and rare books of the National Museum of the Republic of Buryatia (Ulan-Ude)
Poster exhibition from the archives of the museum of the Buryat State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater USSR Tsydynzhapova (Ulan-Ude)
Exhibition of book rarities of the National Library of the Republic of Buryatia (Ulan-Ude)
Interview with Dmitry Galsan:
Design action "CHOKOVO":
On August 8, several events dedicated to the Mongolian Bichig Buryat-Mongolian traditional calligraphy were held at the Art Gallery of Asia.
– master class on Mongolian bichig from Ulan-Uden center of calligraphy «Tengeriin Besheg» («Heavenly Letter»)
– lecture by the well-known orientalist, leading historian of Buryatia, the author of the famous book «Buddhism and Empire», Doctor of Historical Sciences Nikolai Tsyrempilov: «Mongol Bichig: Origins and History»
– lecture by Darima Dambaeva, the chairman of the calligraphy center «Tengeriin Besheg»: «Buryat-Mongolian calligraphy yesterday and today»
«Typomania.Ulan-Ude» is the continuation of the festival in the capital of Buryatia. The festival began on the 12th of July with the opening of poster exhibition «EAST WEST POST» in Art Gallery of Asia. Curator: Dmitry Galsan.