An alumnus of Sir J. J. Institute of Applied Art, Sarang Kulkarni is a Type Designer and Calligrapher from Mumbai, India. In 2005, he started ‘WhiteCrow’– a Design Studio that has steadily found its niche in multi-lingual branding, bespoke type design and calligraphy across Indian scripts.
He is also one of three co-founders of ‘Ek Type’– an award-winning collaborative type foundry started in 2013, that specialises in developing single and multi-script fonts across Indian languages. Most of Ek Type fonts are Open Source and available on Google fonts. Sarang has designed the Modak, Gotu and Baloo(Devanagari) Typefaces for Ek Type. He is the 1st Indian selected member of an International organisation – Alliance Graphic International (AGI).
Apart from his commercial ventures, Sarang conducts workshops related to multi-script typography in conferences, advertising / design agencies and design schools. He is the current secretary of the ‘Aksharaya society’– a non-profit that collectively documents, promotes, explores and creates awareness about Indian scripts.
Modak font: • Kyoorius Blue elephant (India)
(One of the best 50 fonts in the world as per Typographica in 2015)
Baloo font: • Kyoorius Black and Blue elephant (India)
(One of the best 50 fonts in the world as per Typographica in 2016)
Baloo font: • D&AD Wooden Pencil (London)
Jaini font: • Kyoorius Blue elephant (India)
Anek Font: • D&AD Graphite Pencil (London)• TDC (New York) • Communication Art (California)