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Prof. Mahendra Patel, retired senior faculty from National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, in 2003; presently an adjunct faculty at Symbiosis Institute of Design and MIT Institute of Design, both at Pune; has been honoured with “The Gutenberg Award” for 2010 by The International Gutenberg Society, Mainz, Frankfurt, Germany.

The Gutenberg Award is an award jointly established in 1968 by the City of Mainz and The International Gutenberg Society, for outstanding artistic, technical or scientific attainment in the domain of the art of printing. The members of the jury of the 2010 Gutenberg Award have appreciated Mahendra Patel’s work on “Type Design Development of Indian Scripts and Map & Signage Design Systems for several cities as excellent and very expressive”.

The Mainz Gutenberg Award has so far been bestowed 17 times and Prof. Mahendra Patel is the first Indian recipient of this Award. He has been invited by the mayor of the City of Mainz to receive this award at Mainz, Frankfurt on the 26th of June 2010.

Mahendra Patel conducted an half day workshop on “Letter Design Style Exploration” on 28 February. About 80 students, young designers and teachers participated had enjoyed it with work experience full of excitement of discussions, critics and evaluation under the educative instructions and guidance of the Mahendra Patel.

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