Eftekker is an Arabic typeface designed by specific typographical features that are tailored to best suit the mind’s memory capabilities in order to aid children suffering from short-term memory loss, and help them overcome their forgetfulness. It is a simple, modern, Kufic, slab serif-based typeface, with its letters characterized by features such as; variability in negative versus positive space; large, geometric counters; high contrast in strokes’ thickness; and slightly rounded edges. The project came about due to the fact that here in Egypt we lack the concept of designing for educational or learning purposes in the context of memory enhancement. Eftekker targets children aged from six to twelve, and takes into consideration different learning styles, such as visual and tactile learning. In order to motivate and encourage children to use the typeface, it was delivered as stamps in the form of an educational kit, where each letter and its different forms initial, beginning, middle, and end - represented a single wooden block.
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El Barbary, Reem, "Eftekker" (2018). Capstone and Graduation Projects. 134.
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