Conversion of a Hand Painted Gujarati type into a Display Font type design 10 weeks guide: Tarun Deep Girdher status:
Why this Project? # Influence of Typography Day - 2012 # handpaintedtype.com # Awareness about the dying art # Love for typography # Breaking from what I usually do.
What is handpaintedtype.com?
What is handpaintedtype.com ? # Hand painted Type is a project that is dedicated to preserving the typographic practice of street painters around India. # Hand painted Type is a collaborative project. # WhiteCrow to convert fonts on digital platform
How does it work ? # Analysing Painter Kafeel
# Developing a Gujarati typeface from a handpainted banner, containing all the Gujarati characters.
Building the Scenario
Interacting the Painters # Painter Sudesh Rao Dhamdere He has been practicing this profession for around 15 years and loves colors. He can replicate anything you give him on a canvas. Painters on painter street charge Rs. 15 per sq. ft. for Lettering at an average.
Interacting the Painters # Painter Bobby (Mulchand) He has been practicing this profession for around 25 years and loves colors. All rounder in street art. Very famous throughout Ahmedabad.
Talk with Sarang Kulkarni # His method of Type Design # Discussed Painter Kafeel Type # Graphic Design interventions involved in the type. # Asked me to study more about the Gujarati Script
Talk with AmĂŠlie Bonet # Her process involved making fonts. # Advised me to go for merging 2 hand painted types to get a better learning of type design
Understanding Gujarati # Facts and origins # Unicode
# Studying Navneet - Gujarati Varna Parichaya Studied character formation Analysed characters Learnt the language
Exploring the Script # Vowels & Consonants # Categorizing
# Calligraphy Proportions Freehand
Meeting with Amit Kharsani - 1 # Discussed the project # Correct proportions # Origin of Gujarati script
Meeting with Amit Kharsani - 2 # Aksharyog # Demo
In the Field # Difference
1 out of 10 Shops had a Modular type
Positioning â€˘ Comparatively Delicate
Positioning â€˘ Bold & Heavy
Type Mono linear - Bevel - Relief - Sharp - Soft Shadows
Type Mono linear
- Flat - Rounded - Pattern
Type Mono linear - Black Shadow - Highlights
Shadow / 3D
Profession - Curvy - Outline
Profession - Bevel - Relief - Edgy Industry
Profession - Swirly - Ornate - Shadow
Profession - Curvy - Shadow
The Way Ahead
The Way Ahead # Deriving a sentence which will have all the consonants and Vowels of the Gujarati script - Poetry - Essays - Trying to come up with own composition
# Talks with the Painters
Factors to be Considered #
Taking a decision whether to stick with one type or make a new type from getting inspired form hand painted types
# Finalizing a Style # Vectoring the finalized Banner from a point of view of a graphic designer # Experimenting Digitally # Laying out the type on Software (Fontlab)
Estimated Time 5 weeks Documentation: Ongoing Blog http://handpaintedtype-gujarati.blogspot.in/
Published on Jul 17, 2012
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