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The "Type Studio" works on three focus areas:
1. Font Design
2. Publication Design
3. Design for Children.
The main aim of the studio is to develop a platform for research and facilitate
design activities in the areas listed above, to encourage students of
to take up projects in these areas and develop products which can be useful
to the society at large. In a country like India which has a large number
of regional languages, there are ample opportunities for good quality typefaces.
So far, there has been a lot of research and development work in these
areas by various organizations, but their output still eludes the common
man. Awareness and accessibility to well designed fonts can contribute
a lot to improving the quality of communication design in India.
To facilitate design of typefaces for Indian languages and research in
typography related issues in Indian context - like multilingual communication.
a. Design of a set of typefaces which follow the same visual grammar in
all Indian languages, which can be used effectively in multi-lingual contexts
like signage systems. All typefaces created in these projects will be
available at IDC website for free downloading, so that anyone handling
multi-lingual projects can make use of fonts developed at IDC.
b. Design of a web based programme to teach Typography, which can be used
by anyone who is interested in learning about typography.
c. Documentation of Indian language typefaces.
d. Design of Indian language typefaces for various media like print, web,
hand held devices like PDAs and mobile phones.
To study publication design and develop publications in design related
IDC newsletter, Design Degree Show publications and Books on Design (like
compilations of papers by IDC faculty).
Design for Children:
To develop products which improve learning and help children in understanding
study materials. Research into story telling techniques, experiential
learning, learning aids, child psychology etc.
Redesign of text books, products to facilitate interaction and group activities
for children, learning aids in print, multi-media and web on specific
Student project examples:
. "Teaching aids for learning Devnagari letterforms for primary school
children", Karande Preeti, VC batch 1999-2001,
. "Design of book to teach Kannada Typography", Narayan Sindhu, VC Batch
For additional information, Write to
Prof G V Sreekumar
Facilities > Type Studio at IDC