Anagha Narayanan
 

TYPE

Ilai


TYPE

Garnish


TYPE

Sharp Earth Devanagari


POSTER

The National


BRANDING

All Kind Studio


EDITORIAL

Your Highness


BRANDING

Aditi Candles


EDITORIAL

Black Foundry Catalogue [SOON]



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GARNISH
Role: Typeface Designer
Year: 2021–


Typeface Design

CREDITS
Developed during the Post-Diploma program between 2021–2023 at EsadType, Amiens, France

Instructors: Hugues Gentile, Hélène Marian, Patrick Doan, Jean-Baptist Levée, Sébastien Morlighem, Frederik Berlaen

Animation: Venkatram Viswanathan

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Limited character set in Latin and Tamil, available upon request


Garnish is a Latin and Tamil type family that consists of three subfamilies, designed to provide a rich typographic palette for editorial design. The three subfamilies are Display, Text and Sans. The family questions the idea of optical sizes by proposing a display that is “same but different” from the text styles.

Garnish Display is a flared serif-sans mix with delicate joineries, narrow proportions and squarish-round curves. Its short ascenders and descenders make it perfect for setting tight headliners and accommodating more characters in a line, which is particularly useful for Tamil language's long words. Garnish text does not tone-down the display but starts at a different point. It's a sturdy serif with wide proportions, generous curves and a fusion of varied references. Garnish Sans is a grotesque that retains some of the peculiarities from the text style. The text duo is a nod to the antique-grotesque pairs from 19th century.

Garnish won the Second Prize at the 13th Granshan Competition and was a chosen winner at the 2024 Communication Arts 14th Annual Typography Competition in the students category.




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