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Pranay Dilawari (he/him/his)

I am a designer and illustrator from India, with an academic background in Architecture. I have previously been a self-taught art director at several advertising and branding agencies. My work over the last five years has involved a multidisciplinary approach and is spurred on by the notion that designers must solve problems for others through responsible design practices. I hold a keen interest in type design (especially of the Indic variety) and have spent my time at GSA carefully studying and experimenting with the medium in an attempt to make the type design process accessible to a wider audience.

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MonoDev- a contemporary Indic Type Family

MonoDev- a contemporary Indic Type Family

This project showcases a contemporary Indic typeface that I have developed and published. This is a culmination of a year of research into the rising digital type design movement in India and its departure from the Latin script-based laws that previously governed and restricted the usage of Indic type on digital platforms. MonoDev is a Unicode compliant, geometric, monospaced typeface and is available in several weights, obliques and styles supporting Devanagari glyphs and conjuncts.

Type Specimen

Type Family

Research and development