EP 67 . 02 May 18

Indian Typefaces

With Noopur Datye

In the episode

  • You work with Multiple scripts at Ek type. can you tell us more about multi-script type design in India and why is it important.
  • How many scripts do we have in India?
  • How do you approach multi-script type design projects? Our scripts are complex. What are the current challenges that you face? Why is that?
  • You spoke about Unicode and OpenType. How did changing technology affect the design of Indian fonts?
  • Tell more about Ek type and what you guys do? Tell us about the letterbox? tell us about Aksharaya?

About Noopur Datye

A graduate of J J Institute of Applied Art, Noopur is a type designer and calligrapher from Mumbai. She is the co-founder of Ek Type – a collaborative type design studio that focuses on designing contemporary Indian typefaces. Her work has won a D&AD, Black, and Blue Elephants at Kyoorius Design Awards and has been featured in 365 typos and Typographica’s favorite typefaces of 2015 and 2016. Noopur is an active member of ‘Aksharaya’– A non-profit that channelizes its collective efforts to document, promote, explore, and create awareness about Indian scripts.