Monday, March 24, 2008

An Approach to Type Design and P.K. Ghosh

An Approach to Type Design and Text Composition in Indian Scripts
, by P.K. Ghosh - an amazing document, available in .pdf format. Answers a lot of questions about the history of Devanagari printing, the formation of the letterforms, and the future of font development. Also, you can see on the right, additional examples of how northern scripts were derived from flat-tipped pens, and the southern scripts derived from pointed/round-tipped pens.

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