India Design Week happening now in Jerusalem
11 December, 2017

India Design Week happening now at @vc_bezalel!

Hosted by Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Kimya is giving a four day workshop on Devanagari and Indian typography for 20ish eager students.

Photo taken at: תקשורת חזותית בצלאל Visual Communication Bezalel

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Our library is growing
9 December, 2017

We recently went on a mini book buying spree and then realized that we had nearly ran out of shelf space. Luckily, our custom shelving system is modular and easy to expand. The vertical spacers are welded and powder-coated steel fabricated by local metal dude, so we just had to go back and ask for four more pieces. The shelves are readily available plywood, that only requires 12 holes and a bit of sanding. So now we have 20% more space, and even with the new books added to the collection, there is more room for more shopping!

Also, as you may have already seen, I am in the process of digitally cataloging all these materials. It’s a slow process, but once done will make finding specific resources easier – and more importantly, this will allow us to publish the whole catalog online for everyone’s reference. The current status is that I’ve entered 320 books (accounting for 57,620 pages) till now. The bookshelves are divided into 15 sections, 7 of which are cataloged, 6 are still to go, and two are empty. One of these remaining sections will be relatively simple to do, the others will be more tedious. Of the remaining 5, 3 are type specimens – those will be extremely time consuming. The last two are either about, or written in, other languages and scripts, so they will also tougher to catalog.


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Nukta relaxing on a rainy day
6 December, 2017

Nukta relaxing on a rainy day

Nukta relaxing on a rainy day.

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Work in Progress
5 December, 2017

Currently working on some new letter sculptures. You can see more from this typeface and project over at our instagram account: Collection Typeface.


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Reading our new copy of “The Forms of Our Letters”
1 December, 2017

Reading our new copy of Victor Hammer’s little…

Reading our new copy of Victor Hammer’s little booklet “The Forms of Our Letters”, I’m amazed at how easy it is to read text set in the typeface American Uncial. The forms were often distracting, but reading speed was about normal. It’s also remarkable to see his use of the term “non-Latin” from 1955. He is literally speaking of all languages that are not Latin (as opposed to the current usage which refers to other scripts than the Latin alphabet). This may be the earliest use of non-Latin I’ve seen so far tho. Any other leads you have as to the use and evolution of the term non-Latin would be appreciated!

Photo taken at: Mota Italic

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A big shipment just arrived!
22 November, 2017

We are excited to be adding 26 new books to our collection! Thank you to my parents and sister for lugging the extra 25Kgs from the US to India.


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You’ve been great Delhi & Gurugram
15 November, 2017

You’ve been great Delhi & Gurugram. Thanks for…

I now have even more fodder to post here eventually… But first to clear out the backlog of a few dozen other trips and projects…

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There are actually monkeys in the middle of Mumbai
12 November, 2017

There are actually monkeys in the middle of…

Photo taken at: Sanjay Gandhi National Park

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Colorful letters!
9 November, 2017

We have a fridge full of alphabet magnets… They had gotten quite dusty so here they are getting a bath. The layers of letters in a bucket of water were bright and fun.

Colorful letters! I always enjoy a nice R.

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Colorful letters! W & M or M &…

W & M or M & M or W & W, not sure. View in Instagram

Colorful letters, rounded edition.

Weird K! View in Instagram


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Admiring type while other make selfies with the giant sleeping Buddha
2 November, 2017

Admiring some type while everyone else is taking…

Admiring some type while everyone else is taking selfies with a giant sleeping Buddha.

Photo taken at: Wat Pho

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Kimya is about to speak at Kyoorius in a few minutes…
13 October, 2017

@kimyagandhi is about to speak at @kyoorius in a few minutes

@kimyagandhi is about to speak at @kyoorius #kdy in a few minutes!

Photo taken at: Grand Hyatt Goa

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The @EkTypeFoundry specimen is glowing
13 October, 2017

The @EkTypeFoundry specimen is glowing in the weird #kdy light.


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