M.G. Road Type Walk

Last month I conducted my very first type walk in Bangalore. A group of us walked from Koshy’s at Anil Kumble Circle to Cauvery Emporium at the beginning of Brigade Road, and ended the morning with breakfast at India Coffee House. I spoke about a range of subjects — a bit of printing history related to Bangalore and Kannada, the science behind neon signs and their place in popular culture, regulations related to multiscript signage in the city and the different approaches towards it, and the story of Gutenberg’s enterprise and the origin of sans serifs — all prompted by signs and letterforms we saw together.

Thank you OwnPath for organising the walk and taking care of the logistics so I could pay all my attention to letterforms!