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Articles on typography and visual communication in the Middle East

The Khatt Network for Arabic Typography is a project of the Khatt Foundation, designed as a platform for discussing issues pertaining to design and visual communication in and about the Middle East. Join us as a member in this networked community and contribute your thoughts, articles and latest news on this site.

Just to get you started, here's a list of recent contributions below. Please email your articles and latest news to Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès.

 
  • A series of interviews with people who play a role in the development of technology and design for the Arabic script.

  • event: Kuwait City, NUQAT

    HOROUF : Binlingual Type Design Competition

    Call for submission : Deadline 31 July 2014

    15 Jul 2014
    13 Nov 2014

    29Letters and NUQAT are proud to announce HOROUF, the first bilingual (Arabic and Latin) type design competition to take place at…

  • In an exclusive for the Italian edition of Rolling Stone, Alice Rawsthorn (the design critic for The New York Times ) and Paola…

  • Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares

    The Khatt Foundation on Al Jazeera English

    on ARTSWORLD programme's 7th and last episode

    ARTSWORLD is half hour weekly programme broadcast on Al Jazeera English that includes four 5-minute inserts each week from around the world.

  • Paul McLoughlin, Brownbook

    Up Font

    Interview with Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares in Brownbook Magazine Dec. 2012

    " The Khatt Foundation has become one of the most exciting and innovative young enterprises to emerge from Europe’s fast-paced…

  • News related to the interests if the Khatt design community posted in 2012

  • News related to the interests if the Khatt design community posted in 2008

  • Yasmine Nachabe Taan

    The Arab Comics Symposium

    was organized by the Department of Design at the Lebanese American University on March 27, 2015.

    Comics art is currently experiencing a revival in Arab countries. Its combination of politics and art makes it an appealing medium…

  • Book: Kameel Hawa

    A Word Art !

    Animation of lettering and thoughts

    If anything has frontiers it is art; if anything has no frontiers it is art. Take my ‘word art’ for it.

  • If you are interested in getting more information on the exhibition The Future of Tradition — Tradition of Future in Munich, you…

  • Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares

    In Translation

    Khatt projects featured in frieze magazine

    A Dutch–Arabic typography project shows increasing compatibility between strikingly different languages and cultures by Eugenia…

  • News related to the interests if the Khatt design community posted in 2013

  • News related to the interests if the Khatt design community posted in 2011

  • News related to the interests if the Khatt design community posted in 2009

  • News related to the interests if the Khatt design community posted in 2007