Dr Fiona Ross speaking on 27th March 2021

Typography Society of India Online Design Lecture Series Session #13: Speaker: Dr Fiona Ross Topic: Research-based practice in designing type for South Asian scripts Date: 27th March 2021 Live stream: Abstract:   Dr Fiona Ross will discuss a design methodology that advocates research-based practice to advance the possibilities for effective visual communication in writing systems beyond those that use the Latin script. Amply illustrated by relevant examples from her extensive work with South Asian scripts, Fiona’s talk will consider how different kinds of resources can inform design practice in the field of type and typography­ – and thereby answer the current needs of diverse linguistic communities. It will highlight by means of specific case studies how the re-evaluation of past practices and critical engagement with current conventions underpins best practice. It will demonstrate how informed design decisions in conjunction w

Muthu Nedumaran Speaking on Font Design, Font Engineering and Annai Multiscript Tyeface. 6th March 2021 at 5:00pm IST

Date: 6th March 2021 Time: 5:00pm Speaker: Muthu Nedumaran Topic:   Font Design, Font engineering and Annai-Multiscript Typeface Live Streaming on:    and About The speaker: Renowned Type designer and font engineering expert,  Muthu Nedumaran has over three decades of experience in typography. He started out by drawing large banners and posters with Tamil and Latin inscriptions while he was at school in the 70s. His initial works in the digital space were bit mapped fonts for the computer screen and dot matrix printers. Fast foreword a few decades, Muthu’s type design for all of the Indic and Indo-Chinese scripts are now bundled into operating systems like Mac OS X, Windows, iOS and Android. The popular Tamil type called 'Inaimathi' continues to render Tamil text beautifully on iPhones, iPads, HTC Android devices and even the Apple Watches. The same typeface is used as the standard type for Tamil text by the Ministries of Edu

Master Calligrapher Achyut Palav shares his experiences of Calligraphic Journey. 30th January 2021

Session 11 of Design Lecture Series organised by Typography Society of India. 30th January 2021 Video of the talk   About the speaker: Achyut R. Palav Calligrapher & Designer   Achyut Palav is one of the most important names in Indian calligraphy today. With his unique approach, dedication and faith in the aesthetic appeal and potential of Calligraphy as an art form, Achyut has made significant contributions in reviving the glory of Indian calligraphy. His mission is to bring traditional and modern calligraphy to the masses. He goes beyond putting pen to paper to create an expression or style. He believes that each letter is a design in itself & a letter or symbol has the potential of a becoming a piece of art, whether painted individually or as a composition. Born and brought up in Mumbai, Achyut completed his studies in Applied Art from Sir J.J. Institute of Applied Art in 1982, specializing in lettering, typography and

Typography Society of India. Design Lecture Series.12th December, 2020. Ms Anagha Narayanan.

Typography Society of India. Design Lecture Series.  Talk No: 10 Date: 12th December, 2020.  Time: 5:00pm Speaker: Ms Anagha Narayanan. Topic : "Ilai: Variable typeface in Tamil — a case study" This is available in YouTube: Please subscribe to the Youtube channel of Typography Society of India. Live stream on : Anagha Narayanan is a type designer from Hyderabad, India. From childhood, Anagha has been immersed in art and design, and has vivid memories of her father’s offset printing press. She has always been fascinated by letters, drawing them and collecting them in ephemera like postcards. Anagha is inspired by how type design is so closely knitted with culture and history, and does the task of preserving it graphically. She has interned at Black [Foundry] in Paris, and works at Universal Thirst in Bangalore, where she contributes to the design and development of various Indic typefaces. Anagha i

Traditional grid systems of India. A talk by Sri Parameshwar Raju on 14th November at 5:00pm

Typography Society of India, Design Lecture Series. Traditional grid systems of India.   A talk by Sri Parameshwar Raju on 14th November 2020, Saturday, at 5:00pm Recording of the talk is available at A documentary film on Parameshwar Raju is available in YouTube This topic will be useful for those in the area of graphic design, product design, architecture, craft and artefacts. In India, the grid was always a part of tradition and it has been practiced with the faith to the extent of religious doctrine. It has a large variety in form and application. In the past few centuries, the meaning of grid has shifted from interface between physical and super physical worlds to interface between physical world and its perception by the rational cognition. Process of creation is an initiation and a sharing knowledge of the craft and information gathered and referred from nature. Listening, seeing, feeling, u

Video links of Design Lecture Series organised by Typography Society of India

All talks organised by the Typography Society of India are available in the YouTube Channel :  Typography Society of India Talk No 10: Ilai - A variable typeface in Tamil, a case study Speaker: Anagha Narayanan Date: 12th December 2020 YouTube: Hasgeek: Talk No 9: Traditional Grid Systems of India Speaker: Parameshwar Raju Date: 12th December 2020 YouTube: Hasgeek: Talk No: 8 Font Design through the ages: a look at pre and post digital era of font design process Speakers: Eiichi Kono and Aurobind Patel Date: 24th October 2020   Talk No: 7 Redesign of Hindustan Times - First Voice. Last Word. Anup Gupta, Managing Editor, Integrations with HT Media Ltd Date: 26th September 2020

Guidelines for recording video for Speakers of Typography Society of India

IN association with, Typography Society of India design lecture series will now be streamed live in various social media platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter etc apart from the website. Normally, our lectures are scheduled on Saturdays at 5:00pm IST (1700Hrs). Due to the technical requirements of various live streaming platforms, we have decided to record the lectures in advance. Some of the guidelines for recording the talks are given below. The easiest way to record your presentation is by using Zoom. Zoom meeting time limit while using a free account is 40 minutes, but our presentations are normally less than 30 minutes with a 10 minute Q&A session after the talk. You may use a dedicated web camera or any video camera that allows for quality recording. Please ensure that it’s capable of recording full HD video in landscape (horizontal) mode. Make sure that you’re in a well-lit room, with a background free of clutter. Choose times to record where