India


India is a country in South Asia.

Books 1

In this issue we look at designs from the past that have shaped the present, and designs from the present that will affect the future.

Articles 4

November, October and November Stencil Tamil are a family of low-contrast, monolinear Tamil typefaces. Following a rigorous overhaul of the original, they have now been redesigned for better reading and unambiguous communication in text and display sizes. With a range of widths (normal to compressed) and weights (hairline to black) this suite of designs is a comprehensive toolkit for pragmatic Tamil typography.
Essays · 18 November 2021 · English · 2034 words
A short essay scrutinising the general misconceptions of western typography, and the appropriateness of Euro-centric type terminology.
Essays · 3 May 2008 · English · 989 words
Review of India’s first design conference, held in 2006 in Goa.
Reviews · 23 September 2006 · English · 656 words
An in depth account of Malcolm Quinn’s book about the swastika, which investigates in depth the history and function of the symbol, beginning with its earliest manifestations in cultures around the globe and even its pre-Nazi uses in western commerce, then focusing on its forever tarnishing appropriation by Hitler.
Reviews · 29 November 2004 · English · 1841 words

Blogs 6

In order that we can make more informed, research-based decisions when designing Devanagari fonts, we are inviting people who regularly use the Devanagari script to take part in our survey to help us understand regional preferences for character variants.
1 September 2021
Oli Grotesk is an affable, high-performance typeface family informed by the industrial aesthetics of mechanical writing tools.
24 September 2019
November and October, global font families inspired by an industrial heritage, now support the two most widely used Indian scripts.
10 September 2019
Greta Sans Devanagari is the largest typeface system of interrelated styles produced for any Indic language, suitable for small text and headlines.
4 September 2017
Fedra Sans supports another two writing scripts, and 280 million more speakers.
5 September 2016

Authors 10

Aadarsh Rajan studies and designs Tamil letters. He also writes about type and design....
Tishani Doshi is a poet, dancer and writer from Chennai, India. She has published six books of poetry and fiction. Her essays, poems and short stories...
Arya Purohit is a Type Designer and Graphic Designer from Mumbai. After completing an internship with Seenk, Paris and working as a designer for ASDS,...
Parimal Parmar is a designer from India with special interest in type and identity design, graduated from D J Academy of Design, Coimbatore, India. Hi...
Ramakrishna Saiteja is a type & graphic designer from Bangalore, India. He graduated from D J Academy of Design, Coimbatore, India. He acquired an...

Help 1

Typotheque designs and develops Unicode-compliant fonts. Below are some instructions for using Unicode fonts to set Devanagari texts.