Multilingual Typography Workshop 3.0
Dasein Academy of Art, November 2013
The Hokkien proverb “bo hu, her pun ho” (without fish, prawn will do) offers a lesson that one is ought to adapt to different situations in the absence of familiar choices. Same applies to language. We speak a language we know best. But if the listener is illiterate in our native tongue, we would switch to another language. This unique linguistic flexibility showcases Malaysia’s rich cultural heritage that is deeply rooted in multilingualism.
This workshop explores the possibility of multilingualism by inviting the participants to design a multilingual, multiscript hybrid text.