Creating Matching A Letter Design Style Across Indian Scripts'
A workshop by Prof. Mahendra Patel
Faculty Member, Symbiosis Institute of Design, Pune

Abstract:  There are always needs and situations for BiLingual, TriLingual or MultiLingual, with Indian languages/scripts. As all indian scripts and typefaces have been developed mostly in isolation, with emerging trend of Nationalisation and Globalisation, one need to develop matching Type Designs/Fonts.
I propose conduct to a collaborative and explorative workshop with interested design students or designers.

Materials/ tools to be brought by student participants:
Participants are requested to bring a copy of "KA', "A" and 2-3 more letters that can form a pronounceable word in any one Indian script of their design/choice in 100mm Kana/Cap height in black colour on white A4 size sheet in landscape format. Black gel and marker pens, plastic cm scales, cutters, gum sticks. The participants are requested to bring a LapTop with FontLab or Adobe Illustrator installed.

About Instructor:

Prof. Mahendra Patel

Mahendra Patel (21.02.1943) is a retired Principal Designer from the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, in 2003. After his studies at Faculty of Fine Arts, M. S. University, Baroda, and at NID, he did Advance Graphic Design at School of Design, Basel, Switzerland, in 1968. Later in 1971, he worked for one year, on type design projects. At Atelier Frutiger in Paris: His work has concentrated on type design development projects of Indian scripts. He has also worked extensively on map design projects including Tourist and Bus-route Maps for Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation; Guide Maps for Gujarat State and Goa District; Irrigation and Ecology Maps for Gujarat State; Industrial and Archeological Maps for Government of India.