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Diverse Talents Collaborating Together

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Ishan Khosla (Founding Partner)

Ishan Khosla is a Dehradoon based visual artist, designer and researcher with an MFA in Design from the School of Visual Arts, New York. While Ishan runs his own studio Ishan Khosla Design, he also started The Typrecraft Initiative in 2012, initially as a self-funded initiative to be able to work with rural craftspeople across India. Over time, Typecraft has recieved international acclaim and aims to not just develop fonts but stand for various socio-political beliefs such as working to end patriarchy, and supporting religious, ethnic minorities and people from so-called lower castes.

He has spoken at ATyPI, Type Directors Club (NYC), Typo Berlin, Kyoorius Design Yatra and several educational institutes such as the Univ. of Edinburgh and UNSW, Sydney. Works published in Typographic Universe, Found Type, India Contemporary Design, Tokyo Type Design, Bi-Scriptual: Typography and Graphic Design with Multiple Script Systems among others. His exhibitions include, Handcraft for the digital: Type design from India at Atelier Muji Ginza (Tokyo); Indian Ocean Craft Triennial (Australia), The Tel-Aviv Craft and Design Biennial, the Australian Design Centre (Sydney); the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum; The London Design Festival; Serendipity Arts Festival; Nishi Gallery; Hawkesburry Gallery and Devi Art Foundation among others.

Andreu Balius (Partner)

Andreu Balius is a type designer based in Barcelona (Spain). He designs retail and custom typefaces at typerepublic.com and has been awarded with several Excellence in Type Design for his type design work. He is a member of AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale), TDC (Type Directors Club) and ATypI (Association Typographique Internationale).

 

He holds a PhD in Design from the University of Southampton (UK) and teaches typography and type design at EINA, University School of Design and Art, in Barcelona. Apart from his type affairs, he also loves hiking and riding on his mountain bike.

Partner Organizations

Craftspeople

Chittara floor art

Radha Sullur 

Godna tribal tattoo art

Ram Keli Pavle, Sunita Pavle, Sumitra Pavle

Pakko embroidery

Ganga ba, Pawan ba, Mancha ba, Chandu ba, Daksha ba

Dhebaria Rabari embroidery

Balli ben, Parma ben, Jeni ben, Dawal ben and Seju ben

Soof embroidery

Rathore Paani ben, Hetal ben, Chare Lata ben, Amisha ben, Manisha ben, Varsha ben, Ramila ben and Gita ben

Barmer Katab (patchwork) and Phool Patti (applique)

Chunni, Shanti, Tibu, Pawani, Paami, Bhaami, Mangi, Khetu, Anita, Nirmala, Shanti. Jasoda, Chandi and Kastura Ram

Mythila Folk Art (Devanagari)

Pushpa and Pradyumna Kumar

Baiga tribal tattoo art with badi artists

Mangala bai and Jamni bai

Team

Volunteers

Fahila Mansuri

Maitri Soni

Pankti Patel

Riya Bansal

Sagar Bhatt

Shruti Jain

Employees & Interns

Aastha Lathia

Aditya Tomar

Ashima Kaushik

Amogh Bhatnagar

Charvi Dixit

Flora Brochier

Girija Kshirsagar

Harshitha 

Kajama Chakma

Karan Vohra

Jessica Gomes

Megha Sharma

Nitya Sankhe

Roshel Chawla
Sakeena Nadeem

Shageera Mazid

Shirley Bhatnagar

Shreya Meher

Smriti Arora

Soumya Nair

Unnati Sharma

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