The Kerala Type Project: Mapping Kerala’s Cultural History With Its Typefaces
Kerala Type Project

The Kerala Type Project: Mapping Kerala’s Cultural History With Its Typefaces

The preservation of history is often not given its due credit. From the ruins of various establishments and kingdoms across the country to specks of the past we see today in our buildings, it is understood that much of our history still exists alongside us.

The Kerala Type Project is working towards a special kind of preservation. With Instagram as their platform of choice, the collective is archiving typefaces found in old prints, books, signages and streets around Kerala.

Their typeface collection is not simply limited to books or printed material and finds beauty even in road markers, vehicles, shop signs, vinyl records, and more. It truly gives us an insight into Kerala’s vast culture, highlighting the use of text along the way.

While things like periodicals give us an insight into the events of the time, music records and film posters take us right into their world of art. None of these things would be complete without the typeface used, which is precisely what the Kerala Type Project aims to preserve.

Find the Kerala Type Project here.

You can also DM them for the submission of material to be archived.

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