Nicholson Cemetery Type Walk
I debuted a new walk this month in Delhi’s Nicholson Cemetery, where a group of us got the opportunity to look at some of the oldest Latin letters to be seen in the city: ranging in styles from blackletter to grotesque to tuscan, a few even dating back almost two centuries. We spotted letters on gravestones, talked about the stories of the typographic styles, as well as the stories of people who are buried there. The protagonists of the stories I shared included John Nicholson, on whom the cemetery is named; American founding father, Benjamin Franklin; and of course, the man who introduced moveable type to Europe, Johaness Gutenburg. A bit thank you to my friend, Sarthak Sinha, who made a beautiful illustration for the walk poster.