Why Bi-Scriptual Typography?

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Montasser Drissi

Graphic and type designer Montasser Drissi talks about bi-scriptural typography.


Jul 22, 2021 1:00pm – 2:00pm

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Bi-scriptural typography works simultaneously with two or more script systems as a decolonial way of not only addressing readers who speak different languages, but communicates clear social and political signals.

Montasser Drissi is a Moroccan graphic designer and type designer based in Paris. In his research at the Atelier National De Recherche Typographique in Nancy, he explored the design of multi-script characters (fonts that are compatible with several writing systems), and the way power relations between dominant and minority languages play out in the typographical field in Arab-speaking countries.

Generously supported by the Ian Gillespie Faculty of Design and Dynamic Media.