Modak
Modak

Modak is a Devanagari+Latin display typeface with portly curves and thin counters.

It started off as a hand-sketched lettering experiment to test the unexplored possibilities of very heavy, yet legible letterforms in Devanagari. What emerged were plump characters whose curves merge into each other, forming distinct counter shapes.

 


As we translated the sketches into a functional font, characters were fine-tuned and multiple vowel signs were designed to match precisely with every character. These overlapping vowel signs are a feature unique to Modak. As opposed to a mere composite of two separate glyphs, each conjunct was drawn as a single entity. The challenge was to maintain legibility and consistency across all characters, irrespective of the structural complexity of the script. The resulting typeface is one of its kind and most likely the chubbiest Devanagari typeface to be designed so far.

The font is libre licensed. The source files can be downloaded from github.com/EkType/Modak


    • Sarang Kulkarni, Maithili Shingre
    • Ek Type
    • 2015
    • TTF
    • single weight
    • Books, Magazines, Multi script, Multilingual Branding, Publication, Display Type
    • Devanagari, Latin
    • Open Source
    • Akhanda Conjuncts, Fractions , Multiple Matras, Language Alternates , Standard Ligatures, Stylistic Alternates , Webfont
  • Books
  • Magazines
  • Multi script
  • Multilingual Branding
  • Publication
  • Display Type
  • Modak (Devanagari)
  • Modak (Latin)
  • Modak (Devanagari)
  • Modak (Latin)
Modak Used For Ele Fantastic
Description

Modak Used For Ele Fantastic

Credits

Ele Fantastic

Tags
  • Books
  • Magazines
  • Multi script
  • Multilingual Branding
  • Publication
  • Display Type
Year

Font Use
Modak
Modak used for Lalbaug cha Raja
Description

Modak used for Lalbaug cha Raja

Credits

-

Tags
  • Books
  • Magazines
  • Multi script
  • Multilingual Branding
  • Publication
  • Display Type
Year

2014

Font Use
Modak

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