September Book Haul
25 September, 2018

Just back from a US and EU trip,…

Just back from a US and EU trip, which means a new book haul! This trip may be a new personal record: 29 type books (one not shown here) and 8 non-type books. They were heavy.

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A peek into our studio
12 December, 2017

I’ve not shared many photos from our current studio in Mumbai. Here’s a small pano of our two main rooms – the library and studio. We hosted two classes of students last week, this is one of the groups as they were browsing the books and archives.


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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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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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We hosted 16 (or 17?) students from Pearl Academy today
19 August, 2017

We hosted 16 (or 17?) students from Pearl…

We hosted 16 (or 17?) students from Pearl Academy today. They were cool! Here Kimya is showing off some ephemera from our library.

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+1 for Martina Flor’s new book!
22 May, 2017

We have a new member to have just…

We have a new member to have just joined our collection! We are happy to offer @martinaflor’s wonderful new book “The Golden Secrets of Lettering” available in our library. You are welcome to come check it out in person (it may just be the only copy in India currently!). In any case, we highly recommend it and would say it’s worth ordering one for yourself!

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On our wonderful trip to San Francisco we adopted several new additions for our library
9 January, 2017

On our wonderful trip to San Francisco we...

Let’s welcome them all to the collection! 📚

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Spoils from the latest shopping spree
5 January, 2016

Spoils from the latest shopping spree 😺31 new...

Spoils from the latest shopping spree 😺31 new books & specimens – now just need to find space for them.

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At a machine shop getting some new shelves…
10 May, 2015

At a machine shop getting some new shelves...

Stay tuned for our custom book shelves.

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