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Design nuances of Indian Rupee Symbol

with Uday Kumar Dharmalingam

One of the factors to increase longevity of your design is to make it simple.

- Uday Kumar Dharmalingam

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At present, Udaya is teaching at IIT Guwahati as an Assistant Professor in Department of Design. He has completed his PhD in design from Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay. Udaya has a Master’s degree in Design (Visual communication) and Bachelor’s degree in Architecture. His areas of interest include graphic design, typography, type design, architecture and design research with special focus on Tamil typography.

Gyan session

What were the design goals while designing the rupee sign? Visual harmony, culture, context and any other considerations?

What was your process to evaluate that the symbol you made will work across all use cases? Size, color, shape, context, language etc…

What is the significance of horizontal lines versus vertical lines in the currency symbols?

Is it possible to make design timeless? What would have been your top 2 goals if you were given an opportunity to design the 2000 rupee note?