Aksharaya in collaboration with Soma Commercial organised an outstation workshop and camp in which 20 young Designers from Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore were invited to participate. The ‘Indian Letterform In 3D’ a first of its kind event was aimed towards exploring a new aspect of Indian letterform design and derivation with paper as the medium. Shabda (word) was the underlying theme of the event. Words from any Indian language in their respective scripts were to be expressed in 3D (relief or sculpture) as per their contextual meaning or derivations.
The Participants included calligraphers, typographers, type designers, graphic designers, advertising professionals teachers, students from different regions of India, different schools, exposed to different scripts, at the same time sharing a common love for letterforms. The whole idea was to get these likeminded people from different backgrounds, working in the areas related to Design, typography and Indian letterforms to explore a new Dimension in Indian scripts.
\ Calender 2011