Qandus Latin System
Promotional Postcard by Laura Meseguer, 2021
Qandus Latin Solid
Promotional Postcards by Gerard Joan and Laura Meseguer, 2021
Qandus Latin Original
Promotional Postcards by Gerard Joan and Laura Meseguer, 2021
Qandus Latin Fluid
Promotional Postcards by Gerard Joan and Laura Meseguer, 2021
Dialogue
The "Dialogue collection" is a collaboration between Ceramicist, Sophie Eekman and Laura Meseguer. Using a harmonization of all Qandus fonts (Latin, Arabic and Tifinagh) and traditional techniques.
La Más Bella
Typographic identity for La Más Bella exhibition at La Panera, Lleida (Spain). 2019
Espai miniPanera: La Més BONICA
La Més BONICA is a small hanging magazine for kids, also exhibited at La Panera, Lleida (Spain). 2019

Qandus Latin

Author
Laura Meseguer

Creation
2021

Actual version
1.0

Styles
9

Character sets
Basic Latin
Latin-1 Supplement
Latin-2 Central European
Latin Plus

License Types
Desktop, Webfont, ePub, App, Server

Description

Qandus Latin is part of the Qandus multiscript font family consisting of a modern typographic interpretation of the unique Maghribi calligraphic style handwritten by al-Qandusi.

The concept was to design three styles that go beyond the difference in weight, extracted from the different textures of Qandusi’s manuscripts (Regular, Medium and Dark) and highlight three constructions: The Solid, the Fluid and the Original as a mixture of both forms. The Latin subfamily takes the Arabic as the starting point, and becomes an exploration of the reversed horizontal stress based on rotation, the limits between calligraphy and drawing; 
and the exuberance of the letterforms.

Qandus was developed within the framework of the Khatt Foundation’s type design research project: Typographic Matchmaking in the Maghrib (2015-2017), which curator is Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès. The designers are Laura Meseguer (Latin), Kristyan Sarkis (Arabic), and Juan Luis Blanco (Tifinagh).
The strong graphic language of the typeface design emphasizes and explores the variety and visual potential of the Maghribi style. 

Read more about this project at Laura Meseguer's site

Tags
Display, Text, Editorial Design, Packaging, Branding, Display&Text