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).