DDM Speakers | Kamama: From Butterflies to Elephants, 8-bit to Baskets

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Kamama Type Specimen Leo Vicenti
Monique Ortman

Join us for this talk with designer and educator Monique Ortman.


Nov 30, 2022 11:30am – 12:30pm

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Leo Vicenti |

A Cherokee Syllabary typeface inspired by and designed for use in basket and mat weaving. Type design that weaves language preservation and traditional craft together.

Osiyo! Monique is a Cherokee Nation citizen from Harrah, Oklahoma. She is a mother, graphic designer, educator, and received her M.F.A from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She received her B.F.A from and teaches Graphic Design at the University of Central Oklahoma’s School of Design as an Artist-in-Residence. Her Design practice revolves around her love for Cherokee: rivercane baskets, visual language, culture, language, and typography. This work led Monique into the world of type design, culminating in a Cherokee syllabary typeface called Kamama, inspired by and designed for use in Cherokee basket and mat weaving, as well as digitally.

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