Shen will discuss designing a typeface for the critically endangerd language of the Tulaip Tribe of the Puget Sound region.
Monday, April 8, 2013 - Monday, April 8, 2013
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Free and open to the public
Event is free and open to the public. O'Shaughnessy Educational Center is handicap accessible: (651) 962-6315.
Lushootseed was spoken by the indigenous inhabitants of the Puget Sound region, surrounding the city of Seattle. In 2008, type designer and typography instructor Juliet Shen was hired by the Tulaip Tribes of Washington to design a typeface for their critically endangered language. Her talk will describe the near-annihilation and subsequent revival of the language, technical issues involved in designing indigenous language fonts, details about the design process and the ongoing life of the Lushootseed typeface.
Shen's lecture is the third of four lectures in the Generations and the Tradition of Art lecture series.
Poster for Shen lecture