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Typefaces

Varendra Family

Varendra Family

September 19, 2021

BP Prosharon

BP Prosharon

September 19, 2021

BP Duranta

BP Duranta

September 19, 2021

BP Safar

BP Safar

September 19, 2021

BP Bhoot

BP Bhoot

September 1, 2021

Qayyum Script

Qayyum Script

March 3, 2019

Figgins Pica Bengali

Figgins Pica Bengali

March 3, 2019

Prokriti Family

Prokriti Family

March 3, 2019

Shurjo Family

Shurjo Family

March 3, 2019

Shurjodoy

Shurjodoy

March 3, 2019

Comic Bengali

Comic Bengali

March 3, 2019

Oxford Ugaritic

Oxford Ugaritic

March 23, 2000

Custom Type Design

Bangla Type Foundry specializes in creating tailor-made quality Bengali typefaces. With a strong background in branding, we partner with clients to deliver custom typographic solutions for a strong brand identity. For global brands with an existing Latin typeface, we create Bengali typefaces that match the look and feel of the wider brand.

Research

Type
December 27, 2016

Linotype Clones in Bangladesh

The last few months I've been trying to design a versatile and original Bengali text…
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Type
August 1, 2016

Reph Positioning

One area in Bengali type where there's no standard practice is in the positioning of…
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Type
April 23, 2016

Bengali Type Reading List

There's not a lot written about Bengali type design, so I'd like to provide a…
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Type
April 23, 2016

Letterform Nomenclature

As I've been researching Bengali typeface design, I've been realizing that there's a need for…
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Type
April 23, 2016

Shrinking Conjunct Consonants

In Bengali (and other abugida scripts), multiply consonants are often clustered together such as follows:…
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Type
March 29, 2016

Bengali Italics?

In one sense, suggesting Bengali italics is as incongruously Eurocentric as speaking of Bengali 'serif',…
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Lettering
January 8, 2016

Bengali versions of global brands

Coca-cola Being that Coca-cola is probably the world's most famous logo, I was quite disappointed…
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History
January 7, 2016

“Vidyasagar” Font?

Since the 1980's one single typeface has become synonymous with the Bengali script - primarily…
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About

Bangla Type Foundry is a typeface design studio specializing in the Bengali script. We connect an intimate knowledge of Bengali as it is used in Bangladesh with global standards in type design. We strive to build a cooperative type design community in Bangladesh which encourages innovation and research. Bangla Type Foundry is an initiative of Bengal Creative Media Limited.

Jacob Thomas

A citizen of Sweden and USA, Jacob grew up in Bangladesh where he currently lives. He has done postgraduate work in the US in graphic design and intercultural studies, and holds an MA from Savannah College of Art and Design where he focused on Bengali typeface design. He participated in the Type Design Intensive 2016 at Reading University and compulsively documents Bengali hand-lettering. He speaks Bengali fluently.

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