Raxis


TYPE DESIGN

How would a Latin typeface that was inspired by Devanagari calligraphy look?

Raxis was my first typeface designed in 2018 at Type@Paris, a rigorous five-week type design workshop. It started with the idea of exploring the unconventional solution of reversing the axis of Latin pen angle or right-handed angle that is usually the base of most Latin typefaces. The inspiration was traditional Devanagari calligraphy that follows the opposite angle which is the left-handed angle. This is where Raxis gets its name from – Reverse Axis. As Devanagari calligraphy follows left-handed calligraphy and I am left-handed, it added a layer of personal connection with the inquiry.