Kashmir Type Hunt

Session 5

Saturday, 2 October 2021

10:00 AM CDT – 10:30 AM CDT

Talk

Emotion

  • English
Kashmir Type Hunt is a design community-based in Kashmir. Our motive is to document and archive indigenous-type forms. The goal is to build awareness about design and type forms around us. What started as individuals documenting type has now evolved into a community where everyone can submit their find thus documenting and showcasing for all the people out there. Kashmir is one of the highest militarized zones which adds up a higher level of difficulty while documenting type however it hasn't stopped us to document the type forms and educate our community which becomes more important every day. Recently we were able to digitize the signage of the city too. Moreover, the active participation of the community keeps it growing every day. The plan is to further expand it by having workshops where people can draw or even make their own type forms in regards to the design style already in place.
  • Waqar Qamri

    India

    Waqar Qamri is a visual designer based in Srinagar, Kashmir. Academically from an Engineering background, he dabbles in design ranging from Branding, Type Design, and Illustrations. Besides that Waqar is keen on calligraphy and loves documenting stuff that grabs his attention ranging from scenic beauties of his hometown to the mundane daily things of life. For him, beauty lies in the simplest of things. What started as experimentation and fun turned into things he was passionate about and finally led to the full discourse and choosing design as a profession.

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