While listening old Hindi songs i came across these samples. Bold Condensed Roman typeface where as Devanagari with low contrast version, also Urdu is purely calligraphic in nature. Strange Trilingual Typography from 70’s.
Typography Day will be organized for the fifth time in 2012 (1st-3rd March) at the Industrial Design Centre (IDC) at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) with support from India Design Association (InDeAs) and Aksharaya. The event will include an international conference which will be devoted to addressing issues faced by type designers, type users and type educators. The theme for this year’s event is ‘Typography in Publication Design’.
Its been two weeks that i have started to work on Graduation project for which now i am geared up. Other day i was reading CALTIS 84 ( Special issue on Calligraphy Lettering and Typography of Indian scripts) where J.P. Apte’s noted On purposeful styles of Devanagari and other Indian scripts, he connotes ”the important aspect that an open and square letter is the best model for any type, particularly in calligraphed manuscripts.” He also made form wise groups of Devanagari letterforms. I made quick version of his form wise groups. This how my desk is looking now with full of Devanagari, a cup of coffee at midnight.
Wednesday afternoon i received parcel from my parents with full of ready to cook food, masala, home made ‘laddos’ and a lovely T-shirt from whitecrow. Snehal made this lovely note in calligraphy. Wow such a nice day it was. I really like to see Indic letterforms when they printed on different material.