Historians believe that a Dravidian language was spoken in the Indus Valley Civilisation.
With little visual recordings of script available, research from archives and historical manuscripts, an attempt at recreating a visual transcendence of ancient script from known Grantha manuscripts to modern day computer powered digital fonts, this is a work in progress showcase.
New mediums give way for experimentation. Techniques of printing and production allow intrepretation of a seemingly 2-dimensional script that was merely functional to take on characteristics beyond readability and become motifs for identity and expression.
Thought Factory Design + Viakerala have been working with text and lettering using both English and Malayalam, and this particular aspect has remained a subject of enquiry over the last decade.