Font design projects
AwanZaman TypefaceAwanZaman 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.
AwanZaman TypefaceInterior spread from the exhibition catalog. The default character set was used to set lengthy text. It is more formal and highly readable.
AwanZaman TypefaceInterior spread from the exhibition catalog. Alternate characters were employed to typeset image captions.
AwanZaman Poetry BroadsideThis 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.
Lushootseed School and Lushootseed Sulad typefacesUnicode-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 exhibitLushootseed School typeface in bilingual signage
Hibulb Cultural Center signageLushootseed School typeface in bilingual signage
Wood type made from Lushootseed School typefaceManufactured 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.
BullenA 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 coversDesigner: Juliet Shen. Typefaces: Bullen family with Benton Sans small caps. Author: Eric L. Lindstrom. Map: Nick Martinelli.
- 7" x 10" (WxH)
EarlybirdA typeface designed for Oxford University Press. Used in primary level publications.
Lushootseed Sulad and Earlybird fonts togetherThis 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.