Nari Variable

  • Nari Variable

    As part of her MFA thesis at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Nari is an experiment in variable font technology that attempts at answering the question, “what would it mean for a typeface to be feminist?”. The result is an interactive variable typeface designed by a woman of color, one that has multiple voices, that represent choice, expression, and inclusivity; does not belong to any one extreme, and is fluid in nature. It breaks away from the traditional “acceptable” proportions of letter design and is anything but neutral.

    The three variables are voice(weight), mindset(width), and fight(contrast). Through a permutation and combination of these three variables, Nari—meaning woman in Hindi, can generate various different styles, similar to how a woman is a powerhouse of assuming different roles at given points of time. 

    Type design mentor: Tal Leming

  • Nari In Use