How do you return home when it is bombed out of existence? When your country never existed in the first place ‘Big Village’ recreates a time and place that only exists in the memories of the people who lived in a former peshmerga village called Gewredê. It explores the stories of this Iranian Kurdish community, now living in diaspora around the world.

Go to to see the whole project.

For Big Village I redesigned the logo, to make it look stronger and more balanced. After the logo redesign, we came with the idea to make a typeface. That I made full working with FontLab, a big part of the characters you can see below.

We used the typeface not only for the logo but also for the headers on the website, as inspiration for the icons and, for the text in the infographics. When I designed the infographics we used a color chart based on the images of Beri her family. There are more infographics that I made, you can find them in the interactive documentary Big Village.

Nominations and Awards
2021 - Nominated for Prix Europe - Catogorie; Digital media projects
2020 - 1st place for a Zilveren Camera - Catogorie; Storytelling
2020 - Nominated for a Gouden Kalf - Catogorie; interactive documentary

In collaboration with - DIRECTOR Beri Shalmashi & Lyangelo Casquez PRODUCTION Bas Broertjes TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT Harm van de Ven ILLUSTARIONS Suzan Hijink

logo, typeface, web design and infographics, 2018/2019