36 Days of India Street Lettering

For this year’s edition of #36DaysOfType, I tried to shine a spotlight on the ingenious letter designs of local sign-makers in India. Every day, the letter or number I posted was based on a sign that I have spotted in the wild. The inspiration came from signs in Udaipur (Rajasthan), Panjim and Mapusa (Goa), Mumbai (Maharashtra), Bangalore (Karnataka), Chennai (Tamil Nadu) and New Delhi. Some signs were hand-painted, others were neon or LED, further more were engraved, or made of metal or wood or concrete, or in one case, even tiles. See the full collection of letters I drew along with their references on Instagram, and read about the project on my work website.

I was thrilled that Zinnia Ray Chaudhuri wrote about 36 Days of India Street Lettering, and my work documenting local street lettering on Scroll.in.