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Victoria

A Geometric Urdu Typeface based on the GPO


Category:

Government Building

Business:

Post Office

Built in:

1887

Originaly built for:

Queen Victoria’s Jubilee

Architectural Aesthetic:

Indo-Saracenic

Architect:

Sir Ganga Ram

GPO was built in 1887 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee and to replace the telegraph office of Anarkali Bazaar. The first building by the British Raj in Lahore, it was designed by Sir Ganga Ram to cater to the Elites living in the Mall Area at that time. It’s architecture conforms Mughal Architecture to the British Aesthetic, falling into the Indo-Saracenic category. I intend on designing an Urdu typeface that communicates a heavy influence of British aesthetic on the local language by following the more prominent Geometric shapes that are on the building. To achieve this, I’ll follow the Kufic Style of caligraphy instead if Nastaliq.


Ascender Loop height & Tooth height

Baseline

Descender


Guidelines adjusted according to a grid.


Class:

Sans Serif

Aesthetic:

Geometric

Weights:

Light, Regular, Bold and Heavy

Victoria 1887 (Heavy)

Victoria 1904 (Regular)

Victoria 1984 (Bold)

Victoria 2016 (Light)


Victoria 1887


Victoria 1904


Victoria 1984


Victoria 2016


Victoria - Type Specimen Booklet  

Victoria - A Geometric Urdu Typeface inspired by Mall Road.

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