The Hebrew script, like all other scripts does not exist in a void. The talk will show what happens when Hebrew is interlaced with other scripts. Mutual influences are an integral part of Typography and Type Design. Letters are influencing each other and places they appear in. Places influence letters as well. Those issues will be discussed through few projects: Aravrit, an experimental project that merges Hebrew and Arabic, as well as a multilingual typeface that is designed for Hebrew, Latin and Amharic (Ethiopic).
Liron Lavi Turkenich is an independent typeface designer and researcher, based in Israel. She holds a B.Des in Visual Communications from Shenkar college in Tel Aviv and an MA in Typeface design from the University of Reading.
Liron designs multilingual typefaces for international companies, and specialises in Hebrew and Amharic. In addition to design, she writes about letterforms, interviews designers, teach and research Hebrew type design. She also shares her knowledge and experiences in lectures and workshops around the world. Liron loves travelling, talking with people and searching for typographic treasures in dusty archives.