For the last year, perhaps even longer Mark Jamra of TypeCulture has been working away on a project that is about to hit the world. This project created one of the most aesthetically appealing typeface for the Cherokee Nation’s syllabary. This typeface is called Phoreus. There are many unique aspects to Phoreus, which includes the creation of the first oblique typeface for the syllabary.

This project contains many fascinating aspects, not only for the design community but as an example of indigenous cultures struggle to keep its essence alive in an ever changing world. The stills above are frames from an interview I did with Mark, as part of an investigation into his project, the Cherokee Nation’s strategy, and much, much more.

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