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Evaluating the quality of a typeface
Through Saturday, November 6th, the new exhibition Inner Structures-Outer Rhythms: Contemporary Arab & Persian Graphic Design is running at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD). Developed in conjunction with the Khatt Foundation, it reflects the growing interest in graphic expression from under-recognized creative regions of the world. The college partnered with Dr. Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès – founding director of the Khatt Foundation, Center for Arabic Typography (Amsterdam) – to curate the exhibition and publish a book by the same title.
On Tuesday evening, 14 September 2021, Eye Magazine will host a virtual Eye on type event. To preview articles from the upcoming type special in November (issue number 102), Shiva Nallaperumal and Juhi Vishnani from Mumbai will be speaking, along with Laura Meseguer (Barcelona) and Thomas Huot-Marchand (Nancy). The online session will be chaired by editor John L. Walters and art director Simon Esterson. You can sign-up and participate via Zoom. All proceeds from the event go to the St Bride Foundation.
A design podcast from Sweden called Inte min typ [Not my type] has interviewed Margaret Calvert. Although the first part of the episode is in Swedish, you can skip ahead to the 23:30 mark. That’s when the interview – in English – begins.
Typotheque has built a Devanagari type survey to help the foundry make more informed, research-based decisions when designing Devanagari fonts. The foundry team invites people who regularly use the Devanagari script to take part. Then, they’ll be able to understand regional preferences for character variants better. The more people who take part in the survey, the better statistical information it will gather. Its results will be published publicly for all interested parties to reference.