Here are two more installments in the exoticized lettering series, both discovered by John of bradshaw of the future.
Firsts, John presents the the cover of an album called Autoditacker by Mouse on Mars, in which the band's
name is written in Roman characters styled to resemble Tamil script (here's a sample of Tamil for comparison):
Then, in email, John sent me another wonderful example of Urdu-ized Devanagari that he found in a book on Hindi sign-making (a book I'd love to see some time):लैला मजनू - which is the title of a legendary Persian love story that is often cited in romantic Hindi film songs. This beautiful sample, like the Umrao Jaan example of Udru-ized Devanagari that started this whole collection, is characterized by the absence of a rekha (the overhead line connecting contiguous letters in ordinary Devanagari), by long, stylized curved descenders on the letterforms and vowel matras, and the addition of meaningless dots that add to the Urdu feel of the lettering.
Stay tuned! More to come.