Feedback session with all the teams of the Typographic Matchmaking in the Maghrib project

Amsterdam was our last stage in the Typographic Matchmaking in the Maghrib project. Four intense days were the final sprint that eventually resulted in the presentation of the whole project in the FramerFramed space on the 10th of September. It was a time for fine tuning, giving and taking feedback from every member of the teams and also to exchange our ideas about our work, research and design processes. The images below show some instances of the three typefaces in use. Qandus, Tubqal and Elixir have diverse personalities and each one solves the issue of harmonizing the three scripts –Latin, Arabic and Tifinagh— in a distinctive way. I was lucky enough to be part of two teams –Tubqal and Qandus—, so I had the chance to be involved in two projects with different approaches, goals and working procedures, which made the experience a bit busy at times, but definitely much more enriching.

Poster for presentation of TMM3 project in Amsterdam set in Tubqal, Qandus and Elixir

The final typefaces will be delivered soon, so stay tuned for the release of the book and the fonts in 2017. The Typographic Matchmaking in the Maghrib has been a wonderful opportunity to meet amazing poeple. I want to take the opportunity to express all my gratitude to every member of this fantastic crew, starting from Huda Smitshuijze AbiFares
 (Curator), Brahim Boucheikha (Assistant Curator), Jan de Bruin (Film maker) and Laura Meseguer, Kristyan Sarkis, Andreu Balius, Salah Bellizi, Naïma Ben Ayed and Redouan Chetuan (Designers). You all have made this year one of the best professional and personal experiences of my life. So let me tell you one last thing in different languages and typefaces:

bedankt, tanmirt, merci, thank you, gracias set in Tubqal, Qandus and Elixir

Eskerrik asko bihotz bihotzetik!

 

See also:

Typographic Matchmaking in the Maghrib (Marrakech)

Typographic Matchmaking in the Maghrib II (Granada-Córdoba)

Typographic Matchmaking in the Maghrib III (Montalba-le-Château)

Typographic Matchmaking in the Maghrib IV (Amsterdam)

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