Category: Typography

Newspaper nameplates

I woke up today to the news that the International Herald Tribune is going to be known as the International New York Times from tomorrow. And since I was going through my collection of newspapers for some work, I thought it would be a good idea to scan all the nameplates and collect them in […]

Sangam—Text and Textile

When I left my job at Ishan Khosla Design this summer, one of my biggest regrets was leaving a project being done for the Australia India Design Platform in its infancy. This project was bringing together my love for letters and textiles, and I hated not being able to be a part of it right […]

Kamal Shedge’s Letters

On @KimyaGandhi‘s (she blogs here) recommendation, I had ordered Kamal Shedge’s Chitrakshara around ten days ago. The book arrived today. I had first heard of Kamal Shedge when I had seen the announcement of an Aksharasamvad event featuring him late last year. This book is a compilation of his letter designs for various Marathi and […]

Postcard from the Past

On my visit to Indipex 2011 World Philatelic Exhibition I had collected some old postcards and envelopes. That was a few months ago, and only today did I get a chance to scan all of them. There is a series of postcards that trace the design evolution of the quarter anna stamp, and some lone […]

Bangalore Diaries/A picture speaks a thousand words

In the second to last edition of Bangalore Diaries, I bring you the photographs I clicked in the city. I re-visited a street monument dedicated to unity in diversity, complete with letters from different Indian scripts; Kannada name-plates from outside people’s homes; multi-lingual signage; and the vernacular movie posters I absolutely adore. All these photographs, […]

The Calcutta Garamond

A couple of days ago I picked up a copy of Satyajit Ray’s Feluda stories (an English translation by Gopa Majumdar). The book has four stories – Kailash Choudharyr Pathar (Kailash Chowdhury’s Jewel), Samaddarer Chabi (The Key), Sheyal Debota Rahasya (The Anubis Mystery) and Golokdham Rahasya (The Mysterious Tenant). In the last of these four […]

Typography Day 2011/In Three Dimension

Typography Day was a whole month ago, and at this rate I’ll not finish posting about it till the next edition. I’ll keep trying, and to be fair to the presentations, it is not like they are losing relevance with every passing day. This post is about the projects of three-dimensional letterforms created by speakers […]

Typography Day 2011/Designing Type

Most presentations at Typography Day 2011 belonged to one of these  four tracks – type design; type and graphic design education; structural and three-dimensional typography; and revival and reform of scripts. This post focuses on talks from the first track. The Crash Course Young Vision Speaker and co-founder of Indian Type Foundry, Satya Rajpurohit gave […]