a decorative chromatic typeface with interchangeable components, inspired by Ghanaian culture.

front of specimen book created to showcase the typeface.

a simple grid was used to construct the base set of letterforms; the structure of this foundation was produced as a result of dramatically simplifying the pattern found on a dashiki. adinkra symbols were then organised into six groups, determined by the ideas and meanings they represent – notable visual elements found within each group informed how alternative versions of Oware would be designed.

each letterform was designed in a way that allows the components that they comprise of to be interchanged – Oware Synthesis embodies any and all possible combinations that can be achieved.

pattern created using selected components from particular variants.

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