Aug 1, 2015

On H&F, TVSchneider on universitified design education and prettiness, among other things.

Jul 31, 2015

Listening to three parts Sedaris in Bombay.

Jul 8, 2015

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At KL11, we’d occupied the slightly larger than necessary quarters hoping to grow the space into a coworking environment, and now have three desks dusted and decked out at #6BCB. To see what it takes to put up with us on a daily basis, send us a link to your work, via hello@kl11.in

Jul 5, 2015

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Made a few of these* for ITF’s new release, Quilon. This one quotes from Vaikom Muhammed Basheer’s Pathummayute Aatu (പാത്തുമ്മയുടെ ആട്).

Quilon is an old-style Malayalam type family designed to work well as running text. It is as unpretentious and to-the-point as text-only faces can be, with some surprisingly beautiful conjuncts and old-style ligatures (for a text face seen at large sizes). The glyph count that runs into many hundreds sport some combination gymnastics I’ve never seen used in print before. In that respect, whether intended or otherwise, this is a font file that moonlights as a cultural museum of sorts; impossibly large glyphsets, attempting to preserve the development history of the script. If one were to ignore the spacing oddities and opentype substitution inconsistencies that make using it on multi-signature publications a potential nightmare, it may grow into a workhorse in one’s book typesetting stable in time.

It is Basheer’s eleventh death anniversary today. His works continue to defy attempts of translation with their souls intact.  

*Not every sample image you see on the site is mine; some sport conjuncts—unfortunately—rendered wrong.

Jun 18, 2015

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That Q has some potential. (Pardon the Physics.)

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Jun 17, 2015

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Jun 15, 2015

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Drop by KL11 for a chat and the judgement day sticker.

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