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Arabic Type Design for Beginners

Huda Smitshuijzen-AbiFarès, Khajag Apelian, Lara Assouad-Khoury, Majid Al-Yousef, Yara Khoury-Nammour, Kristyan Sarkis, Wissam Shawkat, and Pascal Zoghbi

ISBN 9789490939007

2013

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This fully illustrated bilingual guidebook on Arabic type design is the result of a series of workshops organized by the Khatt Foundation, and hosted by Tashkeel in Dubai, 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 and calligraphy. In addition, it showcases the creative process through nine case studies of the fonts produced during these workshops, presenting them as sources of inspiration and examples for new and experimental Arabic typefaces.

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