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Experiment: Language 2019



April 9th – April 18th 2019

Väre Building Floor 2


In the 2nd year BA course ‘Experiment: Language’, typography is seen as an essential part of written language. Typographic forms and practices are deeply rooted in histories, cultures, and societies. We reached beyond the latin alphabet and studies various writing systems for their inherent typographic tools, technologies, and conventions.


Each of us made a poster and a brochure-like layout examining a particular writing system and a cultural phenomenon related to its local or contextual surroundings. We talked to native speakers in order to understand both the text and the context we were working with.