My typeface family Malabar received a Certificate of Typographic Excellence in Type Design at the Type Directors Club of New York TDC² competition in January 2009. Malabar grew out of Martel, a multi-script design that I initially created in 2008 on the MA Typeface Design course at the University of Reading. To date, Malabar is just the Latin component of Martel. However, the complimentary Devanagari is currently in progress, and will be released at a later time. Malabar is not yet commercially available. Please be patient with me. The typeface is finished, I promise.
Congratulations are also in order for Mathieu Réguer, a classmate of mine from Reading currently residing in Paris. His Cassius was a winner in New York as well. Cassius was part of Cassius & Ali, a matching Latin and Arabic design. While Mathieu did not submit the Arabic Ali to the judges, this award will hopefully spur him onward toward completing it.
Emanuela Conidi’s Latin–Arabic family Nabil picked up the type design prize from the famed Tokyo Type Directors Club Annual Awards for 2009. Her typeface, and all of the other work from the University of Reading MATD class of 2008, may be seen in more detail at typefacedesign.org.