Kimya Gandhi & Rob Keller

Typeface Designer and Partner, Mota Italic

Mota Italic is a type design studio specializing in original custom and retail font families for print and screen since 2008. All of our fonts have wide language support, often contain multiple scripts, and always have numerous OpenType features. Our principle designers Rob Keller and Kimya Gandhi create meticulously refined typefaces that withstand the aesthetic and technical test of time.

Kimya Gandhi is a type designer from Mumbai with a passionate interest in Indic type design. Kimya holds a Bachelors degree in Communication Design from National Institute of Fashion Technology, Bombay. She further went on to pursue specialization in the form of M.Des in Visual Communication at the Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay. She got her professional start interning at Linotype in 2010. Over the next few years she freelanced for several type foundries catering to their multi-script requirements. In 2015 she became a partner at Mota Italic and now focuses on Indic and Latin designs for retail and custom corporate projects.

When not drawing typefaces, Kimya regularly teaches type design and typography at several design institutes. She also stays active creating custom wedding invitations. Check out Kimya’s wedding invitations at kimyagandhiinvitations.com.

Rob Keller is a typeface designer originally from the corn/soybean fields of Illinois. He attended the University of Illinois where he earned Bachelor degrees in both Graphic Design and Ceramics. From 2006-07 he attended the University of Reading, England, for the MA in Typeface Design program. Immediately after, he moved to Frankfurt, Germany, for a one year stint at Linotype before relocating to Berlin and starting Mota Italic in 2008. Since then he’s been devoted to full time type design creating new retail and custom fonts.

You can find more of his photos, art, and interests over at his blog You Should Like Type Too.

Kimya and Rob’s photo has been sourced from https://twitter.com/futurefonts/status/1534216629839613952/photo/1

Website: https://motaitalic.com
Instagram: @motaitalic + @kimyagandhi + @rkeller
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