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Published on January 12, 2022
Amdal is a Tifinagh typeface designed by Walid Bouchouchi - Akakir Studio. Tifinagh is the alphabet used to write Tamazight, a language common to several North African countries and an official language in Algeria and Morocco. This alphabet finds its origin in antiquity, it has long fallen into disrepair, and reintroduced thanks to the committed work of linguists and historians of the region.
Today, there are very few Tifinagh typefaces and Amdal is meant to be an example and an inspiration to typographers and graphic designers who use this script, in the hope of seeing more people invest in this alphabet and enrich a typographic corpus in its infancy.
Amdal is a titling font, born out of a lettering project for Korean fashion brand Merely Made, which was developing a collection inspired by the Sahara (North African desert) with the keyphrase "a better world". From there began the development of a font with a limited glyphset intended to write a particular sentence. Then the rest of the glyphs followed until the glyphsets for Basic-IRCAM, Extended, Neo-Tifinagh and Touareg were completed.
Thanks to Jérémy Landes and Ariel Martín Pérez for their invaluable advice and support in the realization of this font.
"Amdal" means "World" in Tamazight (Berber language).