I chose a Jokwa pictogram that tells the story of life.
image from Saki Mafundikwa's book Afrikan Alphabets
This was my character set at the conference.
Was reworking it this week. Here are sketches+w.i.p
I know it looks like a kolam, but that *points to jokwa pictogram* was my reference point.
Fine and also kolam.
(international integration I call it)
I'm still missing K, Y, X. It still needs a LOT of fixing in terms of form, but this is where it's generally heading.
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R suggested the possibility of the characters being open like the jokwa pictogram as opposed to the closed loops that they are now. This was a doodle amongst many before choosing which direction to proceed in.
With this one, I was trying to go with a more squarish form as in the jokwa, while keeping the open ends to add some interest. BUT, we decided on the kolam-like one since it was more do-able in the given time.