Prof. Mahendra Patel is a retired senior faculty member of the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, India. Currently, he is an adjunct faculty member at SID & MIT-ID, Pune and a consultant with The Leaf Design, Mumbai
He studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts, MSU Baroda and at NID, followed by a degree in Advance Graphic Design at School of Design, Basel, Switzerland. In 1971, He went on to work on type design projects at Atelier Frutiger, Paris.
He has worked on type design development projects in Devanagari, Tamil, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam and Tamil scripts. He now plans to work on Matching Font Design Family across all 9 major Indian scripts.
He has designed detailed Tourist and Bus-route Maps, Guide Maps, Irrigation & Ecology Maps and Industrial & Archaeological Maps. He has designed the Signage Design System for Tirupati and Hyderabad City.
He has taught at NID, Ahmedabad for a long 39 years – and conducted numerous workshops at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda; MICA, Ahmedabad; IDC-IIT, Mumbai, Srishti, Bangalore and many more. He has also conducted numerous workshops at universities of repute in USA, Canada, New Zealand and Pakistan.
And now it is a great pleasure to announce that Prof. Mahendra Patel has been chosen to receive the prestigious Gutenberg Award for the year 2010 by The International Gutenberg Society, Mainz, Frankfurt, Germany. This Award is instituted in 1968 to recognize outstanding artistic, technical or scientific attainment in the art of printing, there have been only 17 awardees so far, and Mahendra Patel’s award for his work on “Type Design Development of Indian Scripts and Map & Signage Design Systems for several cities” is a first for any Indian. He has been invited by the great Mayor of the City of Mainz to receive this very prestigious award at Mainz, Frankfurt on the 26th of June, 2010.
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