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Typographic Matchmaking in the Maghrib 3.0

The 3rd edition of the multi-script typographic research project of the Khatt Foundation.

13 September 2015 — 30 November 2017

Curator: Huda Smitshuijzen-AbiFares
Assistant Curator: Brahim Boucheikha

The goals of the Typographic Matchmaking projects are to nurture cultural dialogue and help develop indigenous design skills. In its third edition entitled Typographic Matchmaking in the Maghrib, a group of European (Dutch, Spanish, French) and Arab (Lebanese, Moroccan, Tunisian) designers will research and develop tri-script font families that combine Arabic, Tifinagh and Latin scripts harmoniously. Both the Maghribi and the Tifinagh scripts have not been fully explored in contemporary digital fonts, though they harbor a wealth of aesthetic variety and expressive potential.

Partners and sponsors
The project has been made possible with the support and funding from: Khatt Foundation, Creative Industries Fund NL, Fondation Susanna Biedermann, Allianz Kulturstiftung (Berlin), Lutfia Rabbani Foundation (The Hague), ESAVM (Ecole Supérieure des Arts Visuels Marrakech), Casa Árabe (Cordoba/Madrid), FramerFramed (Amsterdam), Mosaic Rooms (London).

 
  • Jan de Bruin

    TMM3 Reaseach and Working Sessions

    Marrakech / Granada / Cordoba / Montalba-le-Chateau

    https://vimeo.com/166195301

  • event: Marrakech, Fondation Dar Bellarj

    Nomadic Traces // Tracés Nomades

    Typographic Journeys // Voyages à travers les écritures

    16 Dec 2016
    16 Sep 2017

    An exhibition by Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès, Khatt Foundation, Amsterdam. Opening/vernissage: 16 Decembre starting at 18.00 hr…

  • event: Marrakech, Fondation Dar Bellarj

    Nomadic Traces // Tracés Nomades

    Events Program // Programmation d'événements

    16 Dec 2016
    16 Sep 2017

    The Khatt Foundation and Dar Bellarj propose performances, concerts, debates, meetings for young and old, novices or initiates,…

  • event: Warsaw, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw ASP

    A Typographic Maghribi Trialogue

    Presentation of the Typographic Matchmaking in the Maghrib

    15 Sep 2016

    11:30

    The team of Laura Meseguer, Kristyan Sarkis and Juan Luis Blanco will be presenting the Typographic Matchmaking in the Maghrib…

  • event: Amsterdam, Framer Framed

    TMM3 Workshop IV: Amsterdam

    The fourth and final workshop will be a 5-day expert meetings of the research teams.

    6 Sep 2016
    11 Sep 2016

    Hosted by the cultural foundation FramerFramed, the Typographic Matchmaking in the Maghrib research teams will meet to put the final…

  • event: 7CIT-Congreso Internacional di Typografía
    1 Jul 2016
    3 Jul 2016

    Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès will be presenting the project, Typographic Matchmaking in the Maghrib, at the 7th International…

  • Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares

    TMM3 France Research Retreat and Workshop III

    A brief report on the third retreat and expert meeting in Montalba-le-Chateu 5 — 9 May 2016

    A retreat near the Pyrénées in the South of France, was the location of the third workshop and expert meeting of the Typographic…

  • event: Badalona, ES ADP

    Typographic Matchmaking in the Maghrib presented in Badalona, Spain

    by Laura Meseguer, at ESDAP on the occasion of The Days of ESADP : 'Women and Creativity" / II JORNADES ESDAP : DONA I CRATIVITAT

    8 Mar 2016

    16:00

    El pròxim dimarts 8 de març tindrà lloc les II Jornades de l'ESDAP "Dona i creativitat" a la NAU3 de Badalona. Comencem a les…

  • event: Marrakech, Marrakech Biennale

    TMM3 at the Marrakech Biennale 2016

    A brief report on the presentation and workshop: 22 — 27 February 2016

    22 Feb 2016
    27 Feb 2016

    A student workshop with the masters students of ESAV Marrakech and a project presentation/exhibition was a way to present the…

  • event: Marrakesh, ESAV Marrakech

    Typographic Matchmaking in the Maghrib at the Marrakech Biennale

    Talk and photographic exhibition / Conférence et exposition

    27 Feb 2016

    10:00

    Symposium venue / lieu: ESAV Marrakech auditorium Date Symposium: Saturday 27 February/Février 2016, 10:00—12:00 Date…

  • event: Warsaw, Polish–Japanese Academy of Information Technologies

    Typographic Matchmaking in the Maghrib presented in Warsaw

    by Laura Meseguer, on the occasion of opening the 2015 Annual Awards Type Directors Club exhibition.

    18 Jan 2016

    13:00

    The the Polish–Japanese Academy of Information Technologies in Warsaw had invited Laura Meseguer to give a lecture about her…

  • Juan Luis Blanco

    TMM3 presented at TYPOMAD 2015

    Madrid´s type festival : 4-5 December 2015

    Typomad 2015 is the only typographic festival in Madrid, an annual event focused on typography and type design, and including…

  • event: Córdoba, Casa Árabe Córdoba

    The great Arabic calligraphic legacy of al-Andalus

    Typographic Matchmaking the Maghrib: Workshop II closing event

    2 Dec 2015

    19:30

    Casa Àrabe in collaboration with the Khatt Foundation, will host the closing event of the second workshop of the Typographic…

  • The workshop in Marrakech was a very good launch for the design research project !

  • event: London , The Mosaic Rooms
    10 Sep 2015

    19:00

    Talk presenting a series of the Khatt Foundation’s design research project that will highlight the potentials of design…

  • Press coverage over the period and progress of the project

  • Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares

    Typographic Matchmaking in the Maghrib

    The 3rd edition of the multi-script typographic research project of the Khatt Foundation

    Will be launching in September 2015 Curator: Huda Smitshuijzen-AbiFares Assistant Curator: Brahim Boucheikha

  • The project consists of a team of 2 curators, 7 designers and 1 film maker, of mixed origins and nationalities (European, Arab and…

  • image: Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares, Jan de Bruin

    For those of you that could join us on Saturday: Thank You! For all who have support this research: Thank you! For the rest, stay…

  • event: Amsterdam, Framer Framed

    Symposium: Typographic Matchmaking in the Maghrib 3.0

    Amsterdam symposium and final presentation of the three font families

    10 Sep 2016

    17:30

    The 3rd edition of the multi-script typographic research project of the Khatt Foundation is completed! ——— Dear friends and…

  • event: Thessaloniki, Nicolaos Germanos Congress Center

    Collaborative processes in type design

    Panel Discussion at the 6th International Conference on Typography and Visual Communication

    5 Jul 2016
    9 Jul 2016

    On Saturday, 9 July 2016, 16:30—18:00 Laura Meseguer will be participating in a panel discussion on collaborative processes in…

  • event: Paris XIe, La Générale

    TMM3 at «les mardis de Lure»

    jeu de langues / jeu de formes — Nec plus ultra du jeu typographique

    10 May 2016

    19:30

    Entrée libre et gratuite

  • event: Montalba-le-Château, Montalba-le-Château, France
    5 May 2016
    9 May 2016

    This third workshop will be a midway and intense 5-day retreat for the Typographic Matchmaking in the Maghrib typographic design…

  • image: Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares

    Postcard and totebags designed at a Khatt Foundation workshop during the Marrakech Biennale 2016, by graduated student of ESAV…

  • event: Marrakesh, ESAV Marrakech

    Atelier de création typographique

    "Typographic Matchmaking In the Maghrib" at ESAVM, at Biennale Marrakech 2016

    22 Feb 2016
    26 Feb 2016

    Animé par: Huda Smitshuijzen Abifares et Brahim Boucheikha L’objectif est de travailler sur des créations typographiques…

  • Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares

    TMM3 Andalusia Research Trip and workshop II

    A brief report on the second research trip to Granada and Cordoba 26 November — 3 December 2015

    The workshop in Andalusia was a good follow up on the Marrakech project launch!

  • image: Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares

    Best wishes from the Typographic Matchmaking in the Maghrib Team.

  • event: Córdoba, Casa Árabe Córdoba

    TMM3 Workshop II : Andalusia

    Second research trip to Granada and Cordoba

    26 Nov 2015
    3 Dec 2015

    Hosted by Casa Árabe in Cordoba, the second workshop of the Typographic Matchmaking in the Magrib project will start in the hear of…

  • event: Marrakesh, ESAV Marrakech

    Multilingual Type Design in the Maghrib

    Symposium and launch of the Typographic Matchmaking in the Maghrib project

    14 Sep 2015

    08:45

    The Khatt Foundation is launching its third edition of the Typographic Matchmaking design research project, entitled “Typographic…

  • event: Marrakesh, ESAV Marrakech

    TMM3 Workshop I : Marrakech

    Project launch and first reseach trip

    13 Sep 2015
    19 Sep 2015

    The Typographic Matchmaking in the Maghriib project will kick off with its first workshop in Marrakech, Morocco. The workshop will…