Shrikhand Fonts - Jonny Pinhorn United Kingdom
Jonny Pinhorn graduated from Birmingham Institute of Art & Design in 2008 with a 1st Class B.A. (Hons) degree in Visual communication. That same year he was accepted onto the highly regarded post-graduate M.A. in type design at the University of Reading where he graduated in 2009.
Throughout this time, and continuing on into his professional life, Jonny has developed and indulged his broad interests in type design and particularly that of Non-Latin types. He now designs Indian typefaces full-time at ITF, and so far has worked on Tamil, Gujarati and Malayalam scripts. In his spare time Jonny enjoys the often weird and exotic lifestyle that comes with being a foreigner living in India.
Shrikhand supports the Gujarati and Latin writing systems. The name (શ્રીખંડ) is a sweet and creamy Gujarati dessert that is a particular favourite of the designer, Jonny Pinhorn.
In the three or four years prior to the initial development of this font in June 2015, Jonny lived in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, working for Indian Type Foundry. During this time India had a profound effect on his design philosophy and general worldview. Shrikhand is the culmination of three years absorbing the colourful and vibrant hand-painted lettering that can be seen on the streets in Gujarat. Big, bold, and unapologetic, Shrikhand is a display type that evolved from discussions with colleagues about how good the Gujarati script looks when it is free to be as curvaceous and expressive as possible.
To contribute, see github.com/jonpinhorn/shrikhand