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
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 Education in Singapore and Malaysia. Besides Typography Muthu has also innovated and built fast and efficient input methods for all the languages he works on in various platforms..
Mr Muthu Nedumaran will bring out some interesting stories about how he fell in love with type even before he learnt the word typeface or font. He will highlight some of the interesting milestones in his typographic journey. He will share his latest work that combines his ability to design and engineer complex typefaces that pushes the limit of the underlying technologies for Indian font rendering.