3122The Gandhi Font - in Devanagari & English - by Leo Burnett
- Feb 1, 2011The Gandhi Font - in Devanagari & English - by Leo Burnett
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The Gandhi Font
By KV "Pops" Sridhar
"There is no god higher than truth," is what he said, and were imprinted in
my mind ever since I was a little boy and my grandparents told me stories of
Gandhi at bedtime. I am still a vegetarian thanks to the impression he made
on me. I am just a spec in billions who follow him. Once he said, "Whatever
you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it."
His glasses has a deep significance to all Indians. When he gave away the
glasses in 1930's to an army colonel, he said, "these gave me vision to free
India." Today, as we live in a free India, we still are slaves to violence,
terrorism, untouchability, communalism and many more evils. A young nation
celebrates holiday on his birthday - and his wisdom, as Nitesh Tiwari, one
of our copywriters, put it.
How do we make the man and his vision relevant? And how do we make people
try to see the world through his eyes? The idea of a typeface created out of
his glasses came about.
Typographers from Leo Burnett went on to create this marvelous Gandhiji font
in Devanagari and English. The website recently went live at
What's a better way to keep Gandhi's spectacles away from auctioneers than