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The Khatt Foundation, Center for Arabic Typography is a cultural foundation and design research center dedicated to advancing design and typography in the Middle East, North Africa and their diaspora, and to building cross-cultural creative networks.

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    Postcard and totebags designed at a Khatt Foundation workshop during the Marrakech Biennale 2016, by graduated student of ESAV Marrakech: Maha Mouidine and Abderrahman Benhatom. Featuring the multiscript fonts (work in progress): Qandus, Tubqal and AlZahra, designed by the Typographic Matchmaking in the Maghrib type design teams.

What we do: design research, design residencies, experimental projects, cross-cultural networks, collaboration, knowledge exchange, knowledge production, social engagement, public space, agency, methodology, workshops, conferences, exhibitions, tools, books, publications, products, objects, words, texts, languages, letters, type, heritage, visual culture, innovation.

Looking for internship or volunteer opportunities to help us develop the above, please send a cover letter and CV to the Khatt Foundation.

Posted by: Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares, 28 Feb 2013, 5:45

Typographic Matchmaking in the City is a documentary about an urban typographic research project, shot on several locations in Amsterdam, Dubai (UAE), Sharjah (UAE), Pingjum (Friesland), and Doha (Qatar).

Director & Camera: Jan de Bruin
Producer: Khatt Foundation, Jan de Bruin
Edit: Ans Kanen
Music: Philipp Ernsting