Typography and Graphic Design with Multiple Script Systems


The significance of multilingual typography: theoretical backgrounds and best-practice work samples by more than 100 studios and designers worldwide.


ISBN: 9783721209822 Category:

Ben Wittner, Sascha Thoma, Timm Hartmann


As a result of globalization and increased interaction across countries and cultures, multilingualism is becoming increasingly important all around the world. Script, as the most important conveyor of confirmation, plays a major role in this development. Designers are more and more faced with the challenge of creating designs that not only combine various languages but two or even more writing systems. At first, Bi-Scriptual discusses on a theoretical level questions such as the sociocultural relations between various writing systems and the increasing importance of sociocultural communication. Following a general section on the practical application of bilingual design, experts of the concerned languages compare eight writing systems with the Latin script. This part also contains topical interviews and practical examples of more than 100 designers that show the various possibilities of creating designs incorporating different writing systems side by side.

Additional information

Weight 2006 g
Dimensions 24.4 x 31.7 cm
Publisher name bnb media gmbh, Zurich
Publication date 30 November 2018
Number of pages 320
Format Hardback
Dimensions 24.4 x 31.7 cm
Weight 2006 g


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