Tag Archives: Typography

the order in madness

9 Feb

I have been rather quiet for sometime now. It is not that I was away from the battle field.

several interesting things have happenned. The annual Convocation, My presentation at the international Vision Plus Conference

Radha Pandey, a hand-book binder from Delhi coming in and taking a two week workshop at NID (more on that later, meanwhile you can give yourself a visual treat on her blog)

Right now – I have been very busy with organising the international seminar and workshops, Typography Day 2011 at NID as a part of its Golden Jubilee Celebrations. It is exciting – the pleasures and the pressures. more details on the site

shall come back soon

cheers

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understanding vulnerability for disaster risk reduction

12 Jun

well, this an old project which I was revisiting for a paper I am working on ‘visual perceptions’

I collaborated with an old friend of mine who is a qualified architect but a passionate illustrator, currently counting time as a e-learning expert.

check out the finals here . you can download the full pdf, and some more details of the project here.

The actual brief was to develop a set of 18 panels (due to constraints of space at the client’s training centre). however, better sense prevailed and within the same budget we worked out the panels, plus a booklet which is easy to read/browse. The icing on the cake is an accompanying DVD which has high resolution artworks – ready to print (upto 2’x3′) and also low res images which can be used for presentations on teh subject.

sneak preview : fresh on the press

2 Jun

my second calendar this year. can’t hold the excitement, this one is a single pager. still fresh and wet in the press.

a sneak preview

the first colour being perfected

2nd colour: not yet registered

printed in two spot colours (no pantone, we mixed the colours in the press) on 80 gsm SSP uncoated, on our inhouse single colour Roland Parva (1964 vintage). 1200 copies are going to be officially launched on the 14th June (new academic year at NID).

full story soon !

Who said typography had to be stiff and boring?

31 May

cover of the book, as it appears on thier website

came across this book recently (thanks to Shreyas for sharing the link)

All of 196 pages, in a hardbound edition, Don’t go by the size of 16×21 cms! the inside pages share tons of information in a very elegant and interactive (rather addictive) manner.


Hyperactivitypography from A to Z is an activity book for typographers illustrated in a nostalgic vintage style to give it a sweet and childlike look.
The book is packed with activities, ranging from silly to hard core nerdiness. It’s great to test your skills on and to learn new things while having fun.
Who said typography had to be stiff and boring?

Done by a team of young designers under the leadership of  Paul van Brunschot, Studio 3, based in Oslo, Norway.

click here to flip through the book.

It is a must ‘own’ for anyone even remotely related with anything to do with typography

Unfortunately at the moment it is sold out. I am sure Paul and his team is working on a reprint 🙂