Typeface Design

Font design projects

  • AwanZaman Typeface

    AwanZaman Typeface

    AwanZaman is a multilingual font released in 2016. Mamoun Sakkal designed the Arabic glyphs and Juliet Shen the latin glyphs. The latin was developed specifically to support the Arabic typography in form and function. This sample is the cover of an exhibition catalog, typeset with alternate characters available within the font as an OpenType feature. Cumulatively, the alternate characters serve to give the typeface a more playful, informal personality. Available from TypeTogether online foundry.

    Year
    2015
  • AwanZaman Typeface

    AwanZaman Typeface

    Interior spread from the exhibition catalog. The default character set was used to set lengthy text. It is more formal and highly readable.

    Year
    2015
  • AwanZaman Typeface

    AwanZaman Typeface

    Interior spread from the exhibition catalog. Alternate characters were employed to typeset image captions.

    Year
    2015
  • AwanZaman Poetry Broadside

    AwanZaman Poetry Broadside

    This is a poem written by a pediatric patient at Seattle Children's Hospital and typeset in Arabic and English. Designed by Juliet Shen. Illustration and typesetting by Mamoun Sakkal and Juliet Shen. Produced jointly by Seattle Arts & Lectures' Writers in the Schools Program, Seattle Children's Hospital, and the School of Visual Concepts.

    Year
    2015
  • Lushootseed School and Lushootseed Sulad typefaces

    Lushootseed School and Lushootseed Sulad typefaces

    Unicode-compliant typefaces designed for the Salish Indian language, Lushootseed.
    Lushootseed is a critically endangered indigenous language from the Puget Sound area
    of Washington state. The font and digital keyboard are free to download from the Tulalip Tribes:
    http://www.tulaliplushootseed.com/NWIC-103-2009/Lushootseed%20Font%20&%20Keyboard.htm

  • Hibulb Cultural Center exhibit

    Hibulb Cultural Center exhibit

    Lushootseed School typeface in bilingual signage

  • Hibulb Cultural Center signage

    Hibulb Cultural Center signage

    Lushootseed School typeface in bilingual signage

  • Wood type made from Lushootseed School typeface

    Wood type made from Lushootseed School typeface

    Manufactured by the Hamilton Museum of Wood Type & Printing, Two Rivers, Wisconsin. The wood type was used in Summer Language Camp for children of the Tulalip Tribes.

  • Bullen

    Bullen

    A digital font inspired by metal typefaces from ATF (American Typefounders Company).
    The roman is quirky and distinctive yet notably readable, even at small text sizes.
    The italic is a casual, somewhat irreverent script. Bullen has the proportions of
    contemporaneous Gothic typefaces (19th and early 20th century American sans serifs),
    making it especially suitable as a text face in combination with fonts like Benton Sans.

    Bullen is available for purchase at http://www.fontbureau.com/fonts/Bullen/. Available as OpenType fonts with extended language coverage, tabular figures and arbitrary fractions. A full specimen sheet in pdf form is available for download.

  • Up Fanno Creek front and back covers

    Up Fanno Creek front and back covers

    Designer: Juliet Shen. Typefaces: Bullen family with Benton Sans small caps. Author: Eric L. Lindstrom. Map: Nick Martinelli.

    Year
    2012
    Dimensions
    7" x 10" (WxH)
  • Earlybird

    Earlybird

    A typeface designed for Oxford University Press. Used in primary level publications.

  • Lushootseed Sulad and Earlybird fonts together

    Lushootseed Sulad and Earlybird fonts together

    This is a poem written by a pediatric patient at Seattle Children's Hospital and typeset in Lushootseed and English. Designed by Juliet Shen. Produced jointly by Seattle Arts & Lectures' Writers in the Schools Program, Seattle Children's Hospital, and the School of Visual Concepts.

    Year
    2016