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Prof. Mahendra Patel

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Professor Mahendra Patel, one of the finest teachers of Design, taught students at the National Institute of Design for 39 years. His areas of expertise include Typography, Typeface design, Signage Systems and Information Maps and Charts. He pioneered developments in these fields. Since 2004, he has retired from being a full time faculty at NID. He now spends his time on projects and conducts workshops at different design institutes.

He was the recipient of the 18th Gutenberg Award for his contribution to Typography in 2010. And, he was honoured with the Design Grandmaster Award during the Icograda Design Week in India at IIT Bombay during 2007.



1960-61: Fine Arts at Baroda

1964-68: at NID Ahmedabad and at Algemeine Gewerbe Schule, Basel

1968-2005: Teaching with Design Students at Different Schools

1970 - 2005: Major Design Projects

Contact details:

098195 61341
Prof. Mahendra Patel
19/437 Satyagrah Society
Satellite Road
Ahmedabad 3800015

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Works by Prof. Mahendra Patel:
Fine Arts, Baroda

  Lithography Print, 1961  Sculpture Study, 1962  Self Potrait, 1962  

NID, Ahmedabad and
Algemeine Gewerbe Schule, Basel

  Life Study, 1968  Illustrative Typography, 1965  Expressive Typography, 1969  Letter Design, 1968  Type Design, 1970  Graphic Design, 1965


   Type Design, 1999   Type Design, 1990   Type Design, 2002   Type Design, 2003   Composition, 1989   Composition, 2005   Typography, 1988

Design Projects

   Tourism Map, Hyderabad, 2002   Signage and Map Design, Tirupati and Tirumala, 2000   Map of Ahmedabad, 1979   Tourist Map Design, Goa, 1983   Cultural Map of India, 1985   Type Design in Malayalam, 1982  
Type Design in Kannada, 1981

   Exhibition Design, 1979   
History Charts, ATIRA, 1974

* Images in this section courtesy the author and the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad

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