Mish Mish Font

Year: 2019. Client: www.arabictypography.com

MishMish is an Arabic typeface that came to life through a series of explorations with the traditional ruq’ah Arabic calligraphic style. The design is based on the widely used traditional calligraphic style, yet is simplified without cascading and with a wide range of ligatures that add to the overall character of the font.

The font is available in two styles: regular and poster. MishMish Regular is more sturdy with a big amount of straight lines and and overall compact design. It has some contrast that makes it works better on smaller sizes, and is characterized by stroke endings that are always cut and straight. MishMish Poster is meant to be used on bigger sizes due to its high contrast and its refined details and curves: giving it a much more delicate and elegant appearance than the Regular style.

Mishmish font is a celebration of the Arabic ruquaa style, one one of the most widely used Arabic calligraphic styles, and that is characterized by its easy legibility, its simplicity, and its versatility in usage. Originating in the Ottoman Empire, the ruquaa style is a big part of visual urban culture in the Arab world today, as it is the most visible style in hand made lettering and street signs. Mishmish typeface aims at bridging a link between the popular street life of this Arabic script style, and a higher graphic art form that it can be used in: providing designers with various possibilities to use this typeface in different design projects, such as branding, exhibition design, and publication / poster design.

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