Anek - Multi-script variable font family

Sarang Kulkarni

Anek, as the meaning of the word suggests, is an exercise in multiplicity — multiple scripts designed in multiple weights and widths by multiple designers. Embracing the variable font technology, Anek meets the demands of the modern multi-script page with its confident and contemporary design. The design of each script borrows from its own typographic culture and reflects the perspectives of their designers. Yet they cohabit the page in visual harmony.

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    Sarang Kulkarni, India (2019)

    An alumnus of Sir J. J. Institute of Applied Art, Sarang Kulkarni is a Type Designer and Calligrapher from Mumbai, India. In 2005, he started ‘WhiteCrow’– a Design Studio that...

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    Anek, as the meaning of the word suggests, is an exercise in multiplicity — multiple scripts designed in multiple weights and widths by multiple designers. Embracing the variable font technology, Anek meets the demands of the modern multi-script page with its confident and contemporary design. The design of each script borrows from its own typographic culture and reflects the perspectives of their designers. Yet they cohabit the page in visual harmony.

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    Sarang Kulkarni, India (2019)

    An alumnus of Sir J. J. Institute of Applied Art, Sarang Kulkarni is a Type Designer and Calligrapher from Mumbai, India. In 2005, he started ‘WhiteCrow’– a Design Studio that has steadily found its niche in multi-lingual branding, bespoke type design and calligraphy across Indian scripts.

    He is also one of three co-founders of ‘Ek Type’– an award winning collaborative type foundry started in 2013, that specialises in developing single and multi-script fonts across Indian languages. Most of Ek Type fonts are Open Source and available on Google fonts. Sarang has designed the Modak, Gotu and Baloo(Devanagari) Typefaces for Ek Type.

    Apart from his commercial ventures, Sarang conducts workshops related to multi-script typography in conferences, advertising / design agencies and design schools. He is the current secretary of the ‘Aksharaya society’– a non-profit that collectively documents, promotes, explores and creates awareness about Indian scripts.

    Education

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    Graduate

      • Sir J J Institute of Applied Art (India)

      Agencies

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      Awards

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      • 2017

      Granshan Special Mention for Jaini Typeface
      • 2017

      Kyoorius Blue Elephant for Jaini Typeface
      • 2016

      D&AD Wooden Pencil for Baloo Family
      • 2016

      Kyoorius Black Elephant for Baloo Family
      • 2016

      Kyoorius Blue Elephant for Baloo Family
      • 2015

      Kyoorius Blue Elephant for Modak Typeface
      • 2012

      Finalist - YCE award at the British Council, Kolkata

      Other Professional Activities

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      • Typography Jury at D&AD

        2019 – 2019

      • Design for Craft Jury at GoaFest

        2019 – present

      • Design for Craft Jury at GoaFest

        2018 – present

      • Secretory - Aksharaya Society

        2013 – Till present