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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.

Video 5/5 promoting the recently published book, Sculpting Type: An Introduction to cnc Typography, by Edo Smitshuijzen. (more films on Book is available for order on

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Sculpting Type

An Introduction to cnc Typography

Posted by: Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares, 17 Sep 2013, 23:02
  • You can browse through the book or order your copy at :
    of visit and watch the author's 'Typescape Travels' films on his vimeo page:

    Author: Edo Smitshuijzen
    Published by: Khatt Books (Amsterdam 2013)
    ISBN: 9789490939045
    Edition: Paperback (with flaps), 17cm x 24cm, 256 pages, fully illustrated in Black & White
    Languages: English with an Introduction in Arabic
    Price: €37,50

    This book is an invitation for (graphic) designers to enter the 3D universe. Producing tangible stuff has never been easier. This territory is anxiously waiting for designers with graphic and communication skills to step in, dream away and explore a world that is much less ephemeral than their professional field. Their professional background may move traditional barriers and our environment may be enriched with tangible objects from a world of creation normally exposed in books, magazines, and on screens.

    The book explains the basic and varied manufacturing technologies. It discusses production options, problems, and how to best d...

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