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SOTA Catalyst Award 2020


Communication Design




SOTA Catalyst

Anagha is the third alumni of DJAD to have won the SOTA Catalyst Award. The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) is an international not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion, study and support of type, its history and development, its use in the world of print and digital imagery, its designers, and its admirers. SOTA is incorporated in the State of New York, USA. She was selected for this award in August 2020.

Anagha Narayanan, a Communication Designer of the DJAD 2018 batch had interned at Black [Foundry] in Paris. Her father owned an offset printing press and this background created an interest in her in type and all things connected. After completing her Graduate Diploma, Anagha joined Universal Thirst Type-foundry where she has been able to contribute to a diverse range of projects and scripts. She is currently working on her first typeface release Ilai. Ilai, one of the first variable Tamil typefaces, is a modern interpretation of 60’s psychedelia. It takes Tamil into new territory by offering nine styles of uncompromisingly quirky forms. It is designed for display uses, including branding, subheadings, and posters.

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