As mentioned in previous articles...my trip to Dubai in November was one of research and designing an arabic font. Huda Smitshuijzen Abifarès, founder of the khtt foundation, published a book with some of the typefaces designed during this period: an illustrated guidebook on arabic typedesign. Here below some spreads of my work.
The design of my font is still ongoing... in order to perfect the concept of the basic forms of the kufi based type. Thanks to Huda Smitshuijzen Abifarès, Majid Alyousef, KhaJag Apelian, Lara Assouad Khoury, Yara Khoury, Kristyan Sarkis, Wissam Shawkat & Pascal Zoghbi.
A highly illustrated bilingual guidebook on Arabic type design as taught in a series of workshops organized by the Khatt Foundation and hosted by Tashkeel, in 2011 and 2012. It presents step-by-step instructions on the design principles and tools of Arabic type design, with detailed tutorials by some of the most renown specialists in the field of contemporary Arabic type design. In addition, it showcases the creative process through case studies of the fonts produced during these workshops. These fonts are presented as sources of inspiration for new and experimental Arabic typefaces.