Honoured with The Mainz Gutenberg Award

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.


13 thoughts on “Honoured with The Mainz Gutenberg Award

  1. akriti says:

    Heartiest Congratulations Mahendra Bhai.. This is absolutely wonderful news ! Wish you many more honours & awards to come !!

  2. It is an honor to be acquainted with and taught by an esteemed personality such as yours. Congratulations for the award and for the years that you have imparted knowledge which has changed the lives of everyone who has ever known you. Thank you for being such a wonderful teacher.

  3. Congratulations Sir, well deserved. And although we haven’t been able absorb all your knowledge in that short span of time you spent with us at MSU, I’d like to safely surmise that you’ve touched so many of our lives. Thank you so much.

  4. JD says:

    It was great speaking with you at IDC, hearing you speak and share your work – just underscores the fact that every bit of this honour is well deserved 🙂 Very happy for you – and for Indian Design

  5. Congrats sir. You deserve every bit of this award. I still remember the two weeks course spent with you. Perhaps one of the best teachers i have had in NID or anywhere. Thanks a lot.

  6. Aditi Gupta says:

    Hello Sir,
    Attending your class was such an enriching experience. You taught us a new way of looking at things and admiring life.
    A big Hug. Lots of congratulations for the award.
    Thank you for being such an amazing person and a teacher and making a difference to our lives.

  7. Hello Mahendra,
    I was a visiting student at NID (from New Zealand) more than 20 years ago and have ended up being a professor myself. I still find myself speaking of you and the educational experience I had in India. It really made me smile to find this page and to be able to say once again what an honour it is to have been taught by you. Thank you and all the best.

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