Design: Symbol of the Indian Rupee

The Wanderer

The Indian rupee symbol has been finally announced and it has been debated on various levels. Whether trying to “save the Indian rupee symbol” or to dissect it to find a design interpretation in the Indian context.

In the design context, I feel that the winning designer has really understood the need of his “client” that is the Indian Government to create a design that is logical in its application “applicable to standard keyboard”. Here are the competition guidelines. Here are the skeptics view regarding the terms of design, before the results were announced.

If you go through the list of those who were shortlisted for the design competition, you would notice that people from varied backgrounds had participated in the contest, not for the monetary reward of two lac rupees, but because of reason of national pride.

Frankly, I don’t find any difficulty with the new…

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