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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 YouTube Link: 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 with new technologies can offer better solutions fo

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