Introduction to Type Design at IIT Bombay

A 3-day introductory course that covers theoretical and practical aspects of designing typefaces for Indian scripts.
Participants receive an extended trial license and can purchase their own full license at a discount.

Course: Introduction to Type Design


03 – 05 May 2019


Girish Dalvi (IDC IITB)
Noopur Datye (Ek Type)
Sarang Kulkarni (Ek Type)


IIT Bombay, Vanvihar Seminar Hall

How much?

Academia: ₹ 15,000 + GST
Industry: ₹ 20,000 + GST
Full Time Students: ₹ 10,000 + GST
Foreign National: ₹ 60,000 + GST

For whom?

Professional designers who are interested in learning about type design. Calligraphy and Lettering artists who wish to convert their designs into fonts. Faculty mem- bers from art and design schools who are interested in teaching a course on topics related to type design. Final year students from art and design schools.


Bring your MacBook with Glyphs 2 preinstalled.


All info and registration
Register before 26 April 2019.

This course consists of lectures, class assignments, discussions and case study presentations. Participants will learn about the history of Indian type design, fundamentals of Devanagari typography, multi-script type design, ideation for new typefaces, basics of type design, and font technologies. Discussions will include approaches and issues related to type design, font ownership and licensing, script grammar and aesthetic preferences, decolonising type design, and upcoming technologies. Being a hands-on course, participants will work towards developing ideas for new typefaces, and will create a font with a limited set of characters.