Fons Hickmann asked us to give a course at the University of the Arts in Berlin about Multilingual Editorial Design.
As warm up exercise we had the students design a bilingual poster — Arabic/English (see group image at the very bottom).
Our main project was to create a publication on the topic «Bi—Scriptual». We asked the students to find a designer or studio working with both Latin and non-Latin script and type — and interview them about the challenges of combining different scripts with varying visual precepts and habits. Each article was to be set bilingual — the designers’ mother tongue and English.
The result is a 128-page book featuring ground-breaking work samples and interviews with 19 international design studios in 10 different languages and 10 different scripts.
Participating designers: Peter Bankov, Avi Bohbot, Michael Everson, Oded Ezer, Shinpei Hasegawa, Jianping He, Shin Dok Ho, Hua Jiang, Sarang Kulkarni, Looo.ch, Dani Merav Ben Mitchell, Radim Peško, Michal Sahar, The Simple Society, Sangat Studio, Mushon Zer-Aviv
Participating students: Sonja Erb, Jan-Peter Gieseking, Berit Gilma, Elias Hanzer, Timm Hartmann, Pia Steidl, Nora Hollstein, Lucas Liccini, Siyu Mao, Lisenka Nissen, Alexander Pasenau, Majada Ramadan, Carlotta Richter, Philipp Schäfer, Marie Scheffzük, David Schöler, Julia Schubert, Ole Truderung, Denis Yilmaz, Young Sam Kim, Sasha Zilberman