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The font that holds the promise of peace

In the wake of yesterday's attacks in London, on the night of the benefit concert after the attack in Manchester, and with so much being said on both traditional and social meda it's hard to know what to add. We're all heartsick and scared, and yet we are all cheered too by the helpers, the spontaneous human generosity and courage that so many instinctively demonstrate in the face of others' destructiveness and hatred.

It's not often you think about typography in the context of world peace, but I was fascinated to read in the Independent yesterday about an innovation from typography designer Liron Lavi Turkenich who's created a font that combines Arabic and Hebrew: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/israeli-woman-new-typeface-aravit-arabic-hebrew-co-existence-palestinian-muslim-world-a7768646.html

How we read and write is tied up with how we think and who we are. This makes all kinds of sense to me, and it's one of those precious symbols of hope and creativity in a world that can seem very dark right now. 

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