research


Research is the search for knowledge or as a systematic investigation to establish facts.

Books 6

Theory of Type Design consists of 24 short chapters describing different aspects of type design, from how our eyes and brain process letterforms to their power of expression.
The Sport and Game issue of WTW, about sport as a powerful tool for shaping the foundations of a community, for solving problems where politicians stalemate and for paving the way for social progress.
Bi-annual independent art/design publication which began life as a graphic design magazine, but whose content has gradually widened to cover art, music, language, politics, film and literature.
Art/design publication which began life as a graphic design magazine, but whose content has widened to cover art, music, language, film and literature.
Independent art/design publication which began life as a graphic design magazine, but whose content has gradually widened to cover art, music, language, film and literature.

Articles 11

The story of Devanagari type from early print to the digital age, as Indian print culture both sparked and responded to intense socio-political change and constant technological innovation.
Essays · 21 March 2022 · English · 12695 words
We created a survey to evaluate different graphic variants of Devanagari characters, interviewing hundreds of people gathering data and recommendations not only on the recognisability of each form of the Devanagari characters, but also on the preferences of readers and users.
Essays · 21 March 2022 · English · 5045 words
Greta Sans was been planned from the outset as a system of interrelated styles. From the very beginning, work proceeded on multiple styles simultaneously. This text is a reflection on the process of designing large typeface systems.
Typeface stories · 25 April 2012 · English · 1709 words
The Nara typeface was completed more than 20 years after the initial design. This is the story of the search for gaps in type classification.
Typeface stories · 14 September 2011 · English · 1665 words
This article presents the Diwani style of Arabic which lead to designing Thuraya, a contemporary yet faithful interpretation of the Diwani style with extensive calligraphic features.
Typeface stories · 9 May 2011 · English · 2033 words

Blogs 7

As a company that develops fonts, we’re interested in learning how people write. In particular, we want to know more about how people around the world write by hand and how they perceive handwriting by others, a topic on which we have found no current literature.
2 May 2022
Typotheque has been working on an extensive historical research project, based on the development in Devanagari printing, combined with a survey of the contemporary regional preferences of Devanagari readers.
21 March 2022
Typotheque is launching a series of Unified Canadian Syllabics fonts that support Indigenous language revitalisation and preservation efforts in North America, changing the standards of future Syllabics fonts.
24 January 2022
The best design is often one that addresses a very specific need, something both straightforward and personal.
13 June 2017
Georgi Sztojanov, a composer from The Hague, matched visual parameters of Greta Sans type system to musical parameters to create a musical composition.
12 April 2012

Authors 1

Karthik Malli is an independent researcher and writer based in Bangalore, India. His work, based in linguistics and history, focuses on the intersecti...