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Typography walk in Paharganj

Rated 4.75 out of 5 from 4 reviews.New Delhi, India

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Experience hosted by Pooja

2 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Seek intriguing examples of lettering in a dozen languages

In our walk in Paharganj, we'll spot hand-painted, printed and neon signs, learning about their histories and styles, the Indian and foreign scripts we encounter and about how these signs came to be in this neighborhood. We will take a short break at midway point to have some refreshments, and look at some books about hand-painted letters, and India’s scripts.

Our route will follow one of the main market streets in Paharganj, a neighbourhood that has been around since the Mughal era and dates back to the early eighteenth century. The walk will be sandwiched between two important landmarks built during the twilight of British rule in India: the Imperial theatre on one end, and New Delhi Railway Station on the other.
Seek intriguing examples of lettering in a dozen languages

In our walk in Paharganj, we'll spot hand-painted, printed and neon signs, learning about their histories and styles, the Indian and foreign scripts we encounter and about how these signs came to be in this neighborhood. We will take a short break at midway point to have some refreshments, and look at some books about hand-painted letters, and India’s scripts.

Our route will follow one of the main market streets in Paharganj, a neighbourhood that has been around since the Mughal era and dates back to the early eighteenth century. The walk will…

What's included

  • Food
    at a local café/restuarant
  • Drinks
    at a local café/restuarant
  • Equipment
    to remember the hand-painted signs we see in Paharganj
From ₹750
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Pooja

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 4 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a typeface designer and Dilliwali, who has found her way back to Delhi after being away for over half a decade: rediscovering my favourite city, one typographic experience at a time. I have been documenting and writing about street lettering not only in Delhi but across the country for years, and love sharing my love for typography and languages with others.
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Where you'll be

Our route will follow one of the main market streets in Paharganj, a neighbourhood that has been around since the Mughal era and dates back to the early eighteenth century, and
the walk will be sandwiched between two important landmarks built during the twilight of British rule in India: the Imperial theatre on one end, and New Delhi Railway Station on the other.

Rated 4.75 out of 5 from 4 reviews.

Anshul
March 2018
Had a brilliant time uncovering various retro/contemporary design styles amid the throng of life that was Paharganj. The typeface BINGO and Pooja's colorful insights into the birth and growth of designs through history left the 2 hours very short. An enjoyable experience and can't wait for the next one!!
Had a brilliant time uncovering various retro/contemporary design styles amid the throng of life that was Paharganj. The typeface BINGO and Pooja's colorful insights into the birth…
Sharada
February 2018
Pooja has a wealth of experience, and knowledge of design and typography given her global career in a niche craft. She's superbly well read on the subject, and book history as well. She is easily one of the best folks out there to lead a typography walk. The experience focuses not just on type or design, but is peppered with great stories on history of the locations including its diaspora, inventions in digital, electric, lighting, and material science which supported typography further. Pooja is open to answering questions and discussing history with design enthusiasts amidst the walk, and it all contributes to a great atmosphere and makes every walk flexible and unique according to what participants bring to the table as well!
Pooja has a wealth of experience, and knowledge of design and typography given her global career in a niche craft. She's superbly well read on the subject, and book history as well…
Amrit
February 2018
Absolutely amazing, it’s a fun activity for type nerds. Pooja the host is really knowledgeable and knows her type quite well. I absolutely recommend it to people who are into history and typography.
Suneet
February 2018
Really a wonderful experience

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

More tips

Our route is about 1.5 kms long, and through a crowded market place. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes, carry a bottle of water and avoid carrying valuables.

What to bring

Water