Munshi Devanagari

Munshi Devanagari was developed as a typeface for immersive reading, The contrast between the lighter and the bolder weights is dramatic: members of the family may be mixed and matched to good effect in editorial design.

Munshi Devanagari's letterforms are classically proportioned. Like other traditional Devanagari text faces, they feature a diagonal contrast axis, higher-than-average stroke contrast, and large counters forms - the later make this typeface's base characters highly recognisable and readable.


Test prints under the mentorship of Satya Rajpurohit at Indian Type Foundry.

After numerous test prints and back and forth, the structure of letters started taking shape.

Testing characters against numerous matras. (right) Testing spacing.