Kawak is a grotesk inspired by Pre-Hispanic Mayan glyphs from the tzolk'in ritual cycle. Mayan script is not a 1:1 parallel with a latin alphabet. Instead, the Mayan aesthetic, which relies heavily on the super-ellipse and mono-width characters, is a formal point of inspiration. The objective of this project was to marry Swiss typographic tradition with Pre-Hispanc aesthetics and thus partake in the grand old process of meztisaje.
Typeface for Type@Cooper