Beyond Letters: An evening with Mark Jamra & Neil Patel

AIGA Maine Presents Graphic Practices: Mark Jamra & Neil Patel on November 14

Join us for an evening with Mark Jamra and Neil Patel, partners at JamraPatel, a Portland studio focusing on type design for under-supported language communities.

This presentation will tell the story of our typeface Kigelia, a first-of-its-kind, 10-script, multi-style family, and show how research, outreach, and developing apps helped us to better understand the communities we were working for.

In 2014, we embarked on a project to create more options for typographic expression and increasing literacy with African scripts. Through the process of extensive research and community outreach, we discovered a host of historical, cultural and technical issues that demanded attention before we could get our typeface to the people. What started as a type design project evolved to include developing tools to help African language communities participate more fully on the internet.

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Published October 17, 2019