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Viraj Deo MA Graphic Branding & Identity 2011 London College of Communication (LCC) University of the Arts London © Copyright 2011 Viraj Deo. All… Read More
Viraj Deo MA Graphic Branding & Identity 2011 London College of Communication (LCC) University of the Arts London © Copyright 2011 Viraj Deo. All rights reserved. Read Less
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Braille Devanagari project
January ― March 2011
Background
I find this intriguing. The present Unicode standards for braille Devanagari are based on the same construct of the 2 column by 3 column grid of braille system, which is confining, mainly because Devanagari letters are made-up of elegant conjuncts and terminals. The project was an opportunity to explore the script in a different context, and finding an appropriate solution to an area of study which had never been approached in the past.
The project evolved from various visual expirations and meaning of the geometric shape 'circle' into an attempt to re-look at existing the ‘Braille Devanagari system’, adhering to the aesthetics and structure of Devanagari script (Bharati braille). The challenge was make it more coherent to read for a visually impaired person who understands the braille Devanagari system. The result was a Devanagari typeface based on the principles of the Bharati braille system.