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Room: The Labyrinth of Scripts

Lecture Huda Abi Farès

Three scrips (Arabic, Tifinagh and Latin) mixed on a wall in the south of Morocco.

Huda Abi Farès (founder of the Khatt Foundation, Center for Arabic Typography) initiated ‘Typographic Matchmaking in the Maghreb’, a typographic research project, in which teams of designers developed trilingual font families that harmoniously combine the Arabic, Tifinagh and Latin scripts. Although they contain an enormous wealth of aesthetic variation and expressive capabilities, both the Maghribi writing style and the Berber Tifinagh script have never been thoroughly investigated in contemporary (digital) typedesign.

Lectures and finissage: Friday 17 november, 20:00 – 22:00, Expobar Nautilus