The typographic form in the Umbrella Movement

  “No to Pre-selected Candidates” banner on a back-lit bus shelter advertising. Unintentionally combining the written banner with the calligraphic artwork of a property development artwork. In a city where the majority of writing is finger scribbled on the screen of a smartphone, Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement has developed into an unexpected platform for handwriting […]

khtt.net

TMMC book cover Edited by Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares Khatt Books, Amsterdam 2010 Highly illustrated 396 pages in color Languages: Dutch, English, Arabic Size: 21 cm x 28 cm Soft cover with flaps The Typographic Matchmaking in the City project is a design research project investigating new approaches for bilingual lettering and poetic narrative for public space. […]

Lover’s eyes

The secret history of ‘lover’s eyes’: In the 18th and 19th centuries, wealthy British and European lovers exchanged “eye miniatures” — love tokens so clandestine that even now, in the majority of cases, it is impossible to identify their recipients or the people they depict. Experts believe that there are fewer than 1,000 “lover’s eyes” […]