Baloo 2

Sarang Kulkarni

A perfect blend of pointy paws in a coat of fur, Baloo is an affable display typeface by Ek Type. This heavy spurless design has already garnered praise for its distinctive jovial nature and its multi script design. The all new Baloo 2 now comes in 5 distinct weights ranging from the light footed Regular to the affable ExtraBold. Baloo 2 is an extension of the Baloo Project. Baloo 2 is licensed under the SIL Open Font License v1.1

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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 stead...

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    A perfect blend of pointy paws in a coat of fur, Baloo is an affable display typeface by Ek Type. This heavy spurless design has already garnered praise for its distinctive jovial nature and its multi script design. The all new Baloo 2 now comes in 5 distinct weights ranging from the light footed Regular to the affable ExtraBold. Baloo 2 is an extension of the Baloo Project. Baloo 2 is licensed under the SIL Open Font License v1.1

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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