My talk will start with my last and ongoing project: Qandus Latin, part of a family typeface that was initiated at Typographic Matchmaking in the Maghrib project for the Khatt Foundation. The specific goal of the collaboration was the research and development of tri-script font families (Arabic, Latin and Tifinagh) that could communicate harmoniously and facilitate a cultural trialogue in the region. Along this year it has been developed as a system and I will be sharing the process and results.
For a better understanding of those results and how I achieved them, I will give some insights on my methodology and background, showing also specific examples of my previous and current projects in lettering and type design..
Laura Meseguer (Barcelona, 1968) is a freelance typographer and type designer based in Barcelona. She also teaches and eventually writes. She works in custom lettering and type design projects. In 2003–2004, she enrolled the postgraduate course Type]Media at the KABK in The Hague. Today she releases and promotes her typefaces through Type-Ø-Tones, her own digital type foundry founded in 1991 and that she joined in 1992. She is the author of “TypoMag. Typography in Magazines” published by IndexBook and the co-author of “How to create typefaces. From sketch to screen”, published by Tipo e.