Typoday 2023

I presented a paper titled “Modernizing Parametric type design - A case study of Nupuram Malayalam typeface” at Typoday 2023, Banaras Hindu University. Here is the link to paper(pdf): https://typoday.in/spk_papers/Santhosh_Thottingal_Typoday2023.pdf This is 16th edition of conference, hosted by Department of Applied Arts, Faculty of Visual Arts Banaras Hindu University. One of the memorables from the conference was my opportunity to meet Muthu Nedumaran. I had an incredible 2-hour conversation with him on fonts, curves, spacing and technology of Indian scripts. [Read More]

MetaPost previewer

I created a simple MetaPost playground website mpost.thottingal.in where people can quickly write MetaPost code and preview the result. This avoids the need of setting up MetaPost in your computer. Your edits in the code will be automatically executed. This is part of exploration to use MetaPost for typeface design. Checkout the Nupuram and Malini typefaces designed using MetaPost. I also started a repository of various type design concepts illustrated using MetaPost: https://github. [Read More]