Khatt Type Research Project

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

TMM3Maghrib_Poster(sm) - From top to bottom, left to right: A collage of images by Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares, Kristyan Sarkis, Juan Luis Blanco, Salah Bellizi, and Laura Meseguer. Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès

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).