Baskerville Boxes – Type Installations


Gunjan Ahlawat, National Institute of Design.



Understanding typography at National Institute of Design, I took up the archaic Baskerville font for my study and made typographic installations along with rhythmic verses as text to highlight the history of the font in a fun way.

I constructed a story with poetry and made typographic illustrations using the form of the Baskerville font. Finally, I printed these illustrations on colored translucent paper and made light installations with them. After the project, I used these as lamps in my room using a zero watt bulb.

What I did

  • Typography
  • Illustration
  • Installation
  • Poetry
  • Narrative