Nicholson Cemetery Type Walk

Let’s take a stroll in Delhi’s Nicholson Cemetery to look at some of the oldest Latin letters to be seen in the city: ranging in styles from blackletter to grotesque to tuscan, some of it dating back almost two centuries. As we spot letters on gravestones, we will talk about the stories of the typographic styles, as well as the stories of those who are buried here. The protagonists will, among others, include John Nicholson, on whom the cemetery is named; American founding father, Benjamin Franklin; and of course, the man who introduced moveable type to Europe, Johaness Gutenburg.

Whether you are a designer or simply someone who is culturally inclined, this walk is a unique way to learn about the history of the letterforms we see everyday, and discover how deeply intertwined they are with the important events in world history.

What to wear and carry
Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes and carry a bottle of water.

How to get there
Nicholson Cemetery is located at walking distance from Kashmere Gate Metro Station (red, yellow and violet lines), and taking the Metro is the easiest way to get there. You can also take a cab or car, but there is no parking at the cemetery. Please arrive 10 minutes before the walk starts.

This walk takes place inside a place of burial, so please be respectful at all times. Photography is not allowed in the cemetery without permission.


Rs. 300 per person

December 9, 2018 (Sunday)

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Meeting Point
Seating shelter inside Nicholson Cemetery