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Speaker, UXI20 Speaker

Ishan Khosla
Partner, The Typecraft Initiative


Ishan Khosla is a Delhi-based visual artist, designer and researcher with an MFA in Design from the School of Visual Arts, New York. He is a partner of The Typecraft Initiative and Associate Professor, UPES Dehradun. Having returned to India after living in the United States for over a decade, Ishan is interested in exploring various facets of the contemporary Indian milieu through design. Whether it is to make a digital typeface from an ancient tribal art or an LED light for a primordial water ewer — he is interested in creating new juxtapositions in terms of material, time, function and culture. Khosla’s work has been published in Typographic Universe, Found Type, India Contemporary Design: Fashion, Graphics, Interiors; Bi-scriptual — Multiple Script Typography; Tokyo Type Directors Club, New Graphic Design; Asian

Graphics Now!; Stop, Think, Go Do; Kyoorius Design Awards and Kyoorius In-

Some of the venues Ishan has given talks include: Typo Berlin, Kyoorius Design
Yatra, Maison de Sciences de l’Homme, Semi-Permanent (New Zealand), the
University of Edinburgh, College of Fine Arts, University of NSW (Sydney),
Konstfack (Stockholm) and Aalto University (Helsinki) and as part of Comité
International d’Histoire de l’Art.