Becca Hirsbrunner Spalinger

USA

Etincelle was designed with long ascenders and descenders to better blend with the deep swashes of a specific style of Arabic used for Ajami languages in northern Nigeria and southern Niger. In addition to Arabic, Etincelle currently includes Greek, Cyrillic, and extended Latin characters.
Etincelle Arabic Bold is the first attempt at a typeface design based on handwritten manuscripts from Nigeria, in a style of writing called Rubutun Kano by the speakers of the Hausa language.