Indic Typefaces and more with Kimya Gandhi

Jul 30, 09:30 PM

Kimya is a type designer from Mumbai with a passionate interest in Indic type design. Kimya interned with Linotype GmbH, Germany, in their font design department in 2010. Over the next several years she worked as a freelance designer for numerous type foundries catering to their multi-script requirements. Since 2015 she’s been a partner at Mota Italic focusing on Indic and Latin designs for retail and custom corporate projects. How has new technology and new software along with OpenType features, changing the face of Type design for Indian scripts? What has now become possible due to advancing technology? You engage yourself in educating about type design. What are your observations about it? You have been promoting and teaching importance of Indian typefaces, why? What value you see in it? How do you see things changing if type Design or taught in school and other primary educations institutes? We all know about the famous Oscar blunder due to bad typography. It’s not end of the wo

Kimya is a type designer from Mumbai with a passionate interest in Indic type design. Kimya interned with Linotype GmbH, Germany, in their font design department in 2010. Over the next several years she worked as a freelance designer for numerous type foundries catering to their multi-script requirements. Since 2015 she’s been a partner at Mota Italic focusing on Indic and Latin designs for retail and custom corporate projects.

  1. How has new technology and new software along with OpenType features, changing the face of Type design for Indian scripts? What has now become possible due to advancing technology? 
  2. You engage yourself in educating about type design. What are your observations about it? 
  3. You have been promoting and teaching importance of Indian typefaces, why? What value you see in it? How do you see things changing if type Design or taught in school and other primary educations institutes?
  4. We all know about the famous Oscar blunder due to bad typography. It’s not end of the world when it comes to Oscar, but its life and death when it comes to medicine and other important areas. Do you think better fonts can make a difference or it’s just better typography? 
  5. What are your thoughts and long term vision w.r.t spreading awareness about Indian Typefaces? How you and Mota are working towards it? 
  6. You have been working on 3D type faces recently. Can you tell us more about it?