Dekho - Primarily designed as a display font, although it largely has the legibility of a body text font as well,
Dekho (meaning 'look' in Hindi and Punjabi) is designed around Art Deco, forming a very clean and consistent font whist taking advantage of a gratuitous play on words.
Note that 'W' and 'Ny' (ਵ and ਞ) use a topographically similar character form to the forms in Penti Akhari and in Old Letterpress.
Here, the 'elbow' is exaggerated, along with the descending curve of the character's 'upper arm' to make it very Art Deco. The image on the right is produced using the Dekho font in an Art Deco context - click on it to see the full-sized image (600x800).
For Unicode users, you can get a normal-sized ੴ by typing a 1 (੧) then a ਓ followed by a tippie (as in ਕੰ over the ਕ which you can get by typing a capital 'X' on the standard Unicode type layout). If, instead, you type ਉ followed by a tippie, you get one that extends far enough for around 6 characters and if you use a ਊ followed by a tippie, you get one long enough for around 12 characters, like so...
All of the image work is done with the free software 'The GIMP';
An example of artwork with Dekho . . .
click on the image to open it up full-sized in another tab...
Hover the mouse over the image below to show an example of the font on a book cover
Hover the mouse over the images below to show examples of font characters and weights
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