KHAND is a Devanagari pixel font, my graduation project from the Iceland Academy of the Arts. (2016)
The Devanagari script is used to write over 120 languages including Hindi, Marathi and Nepali. It has complex typographical behaviors which produce a very large character set. Due to this, restrictions in printing technology have had a profound effect on the script.
Khand is designed for use in dot matrixes where a small grid limits complex shapes, a limitation which often results in missing ligatures or marks which seriously affect readability. Khand is a study on adapting these complex ligatures and marks into a twenty pixel high grid.
This project was a continuation of the research done in my bachelor thesis: Designing Devanagari type: the effect of technological restrictions on current practice.