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Project Guide: Prof. Mandar Rane Co Guide: Prof. Mahendra C Patel Project by, Xaxa Aman Rupesh VC 10625006 IIT Bombay | IITB


A continuation of the Mini Project • Body Typeface in 5-14 points. • Comfortable to read. • Blends in and doesn’t distract. • Humanistic. Working OTF containing all 103 glyphs.

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• Script designed from scratch. • Released a decade back for Kurux. • Only hand written versions of the script. • There was no digital typeface available and only in near past year the books have got a digital version.

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* a stretch of cloth worn around the waist by menfolk in the tribal belt of the Chota Nagpur plateau

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Chota Nagpur comprises of states of

Jharkhand and parts of Orissa, West Bengal, Bihar and Chhattisgarh. •

"Jharkhand" means,

"The Land of Forests". •

Carved out of the southern part of Bihar on 15 November 2000

Home to 32 tribal groups

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• Kurux traces its language origins to that of Dravidian family. • 23rd most spoken language having a ratio of 0.17% according to 2001 census in India. • Second largest tribal language

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• Kurux literature has been developing and various writing works are taking place. • Research work has been going well. Inspiration by the foreign missionaries and authors, tribal people are awakening and interesting in area of literature.

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• Released close to decade back on May 15, 1999. • Earlier the Latin or Devanagari script was

employed for recording them. • The concept is from

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One such ritual is called ‘Dande Kattana’, the pattern used in this ritual along with the numerical signs have been used to make a twenty two segment display system which is

the basis of all the glyphs and numericals.

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Character: bh Segment Value:

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New Explorations • Edited and modified to break its highly geometric form by introducing a much softer outline.

Conceptual framework • Explore a few more tools once again in addition to the explorations done initially. 21

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pPbBs gmG tT cCjJ wWqQ

xY knKNOV lv dD zZ yrhAaeuio 22

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The first attempt included manipulating the grid in three following manners. • round horizontally

• round vertically • round on both the sides • using a calligraphy tool 23

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Exploration of tools • Calligraphy tool • Reed pen • Wooden pen

• Mono thickness pen • Split bamboo tool

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A need was felt to study the way people would write the script and pick up clues as to how they would be writing the new script and use it

in designing the new typeface. • Slant • Stress on the loop

• Character of the terminals 25

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industan industan

industan hindustan

industan

industan

industan 26

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The mono thickness with a slight slant

• Mono thickness • Slight writing flow slant. • Angular Stress of Counter • Humanist • Terminals ending at

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Grid 1:7[Stroke Width: Height]

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Intermediate Loop

End loop

Lower Overshoot

Upper Overshoot

Horizontal stroke Open counter

Joinery detail

Terminals ending at right angles

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• Digitizing the drawings

• Spacing • Taking Prints • Correcting

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First set of characters from the

Font generated. •

Fontname: IDCxaxatolong

Weight: Regular

Filetype: Open Type

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Vowels

Consonants

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Consonants

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Consonants

Numerals

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Special Characters

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Size of paper: A4 Orientation: Portrait Text Sizes: 4-32pts Text Color: Black Weights: Black, Bold, Regular, Thin | IITB

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Size of paper: A4 Orientation: Portrait Text Sizes: 14pt Leading: 15pt Text Color: Black Weights: Black, Bold, Regular, Thin | IITB

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Size of paper: 9.5x4.5cm Orientation: Landscape Text Sizes: 14,12,4pts Text Color: Black

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Size of paper: 9.5x4.5cm Orientation: Landscape Text Sizes: 14,12,4pts Text Color: Black

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Size of paper: A4 Orientation: Landscape Text Sizes: 18,9,11pts Line Spacing: 13.2pt Text Color: White

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Size of paper: A4 Orientation: Landscape Text Sizes: 18,9,11pts Line Spacing: 13.2pt Text Color: Black

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Size of paper: A4 Orientation: Portrait Paper text Sizes: 19,9,6pts Line Spacing: 12pt Text Color: Black

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• Raised questions of much larger issue in terms of language and new scripts.

• The further course of action developing these in weights and making a family.

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Body typeface design fortolong siki  

Academic project done at IDC IITB

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