A calendar project combining bi-scriptual typography covering a year of work on social and artistic projects in Berlin.
Berlin Mondiale initiates, accompanies and qualifies artistic collaborations across generations and sectors in the context of migration, asylum and exile in Berlin. Missioned to supporting individuals with artistic interests or artists with a history of displacement and/or are blocked from structural and institutional access, it and its resources cultivate collaborations with various Berlin institutions.
I designed a selection of highlights from the network’s 2019 body of work in the form of a calendar, combining Arabic and Latin scripts in 3 different languages: Arabic, German and Afghan-Persian. The design approach borrows from the mixed nature of the projects and highlights Hudhud, the debut typeface of Maha Akl under the supervision of Kristyan Sarkis. The typeface mixes influences from the Naskh and Maghribi styles in a friendly, warm and at times flamboyant character and is, in this calendar project, combined with a boxy low-contrast Latin script for an optimal balance and interesting play on contrast.
Berlin Mondiale projects include newly founded migrant self-organizations, established art and cultural institutions, production facilities in the independent scene, accommodation for refugees and community-based projects. As a structure-building project, Berlin Mondiale supports the development of city-wide networks in which creative encounters take place, processes are started and artistic programs are realized.