Vaibhav Singh

GRANSHAN Jury 2019: Script expert for South Asian Scripts

Vaibhav Singh is an independent typographer and typeface designer. He holds degrees in Architecture (University of Pune), Visual Communication (IDC, IIT Bombay), Typeface Design (University of Reading), English Literature (University of Oxford), and Book History (University of London). Pursuing a wide-ranging freelance practice over the last decade, he has worked as a graphic designer, book designer, and exhibition designer in Mumbai, Delhi, Panjim, Reading, and London. He specialises in designing typefaces for Indian scripts in addition to developing original Latin typefaces.

Vaibhav’s design practice is intimately connected with his involvement in scholarly research, which focuses on the history of design and technology in multilingual South Asian contexts. He was awarded the Felix Scholarship for his MA as well as for his PhD studies at Reading, and a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2017. For his subsequent research projects he has received fellowships and grants from the British Library, the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution Libraries, Lemelson Center, Printing Historical Society, Design History Society, and the Willison Foundation, among others. He is the publisher and editor of Contextual Alternate, a journal of communication, technology, and history.

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