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  • Project, Font Family: Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares

    BigVesta Arabic: legibility in monumental proportions

    New Arabic companion to the BigVesta font family

    This project is a collaboration between the renown Dutch type designer, Gerard Unger, and the renown Arab type designer Nadine Chahine.

  • Book: Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares - 11 reactions

    Typographic Matchmaking

    This book is out of print

    Copyright©2007. Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares Published by BIS Publishers, Amsterdam. 2007 ISBN 978-90-6369-124-0 A new edition…

  • Khatt Font Project: Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares

    The goals of the project

    Creating good matching Arabic fonts for existing Latin font families

    The main thrust of the project is to address the modernization of Arabic textfaces and to develop quality Arabic fonts.

  • Khatt Font Project- 12 reactions

    The Typographic Matchmaking 01 project

    Building cultural bridges with typeface design

    10 Arab and Dutch designers collaborate on designing Arabic companions for Dutch fonts

  • Khatt projects

    We live to work!

    Here is an overview of our projects past, present and future.

  • Khatt Font Project: Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares

    The design brief

    To create legible Arabic fonts that can accommodate the design needs of contemporary design in the Arab world.

    The brief was limited to creating book typefaces that can compliment the chosen Latin typefaces. Innovation and diversity in Arabic…

  • event: Zouk Mosbeh, Notre Dame University

    El HEMA in Lebanon

    the Amsterdam Arab designer's team presenting El Hema at NDU, Lebanon

    29 Nov 2007


    On the 29th of November, Wael Morcos, Khajag Apelian, Raya Tueni and Maria Hakim will give a lecture about the “El Hema”…