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Multiple Baselines

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

 
  • Edo Smitshuijzen

    My heroes are the unknown scribes and artisans

    Interview with Bahia Shehab, art historian, writer, educator, street artist, and designer. Part of the Multiple Baselines series.

    Bahia Shehab likes to advance along a wide front. At the age of 38, she managed to collect a Bachelors degree in graphic design from…

  • Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares

    Arabic Lettering: the meeting point of graphic and typographic design

    Interview with Tarek Atrissi, Tarek Atrissi Design. Part of the Multiple Baselines series.

    Tarek Atrissi is a Beirut born designer. He is founder and principal of Tarek Atrissi Design in the Netherlands. His studio…

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    There is a strong intuitive side to designing typefaces

    Interview with Yara Khoury, Design Director at Al Mohtaraf. Part of the Multiple Baselines series

    Yara Khoury is the design director at Al Mohtaraf (www.mohtaraf.com) design house, where she designs and produces major corporate…

  • Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares - 4 reactions

    Love your letters, they are your babies!

    Interview with Pascal Zoghbi, independent type designer

    Part of the Multiple Baselines series . Pascal Zoghbi is one of the young generation of Arab type designers. He has participated…

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    I consider OpenType a proprietary font format

    Interview with Adil Alawi, Director of Diwan

    Part of the Multiple Baselines series.

  • Edo Smitshuijzen

    A Real Typographic Spring

    Launching the Multiple Baselines interview series

    Multiple Baselines : a series of interviews with people who play a role in the development of technology and design for the Arabic script.

  • Edo Smitshuijzen

    Designing fonts that combine more than one script in one font file is no longer an exceptional activity. A lot of type designers are…

  • Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares

    Kufin: visually interpreting the modularity of language

    Interview with Lina Abdul Hadi, Senior Designer at Syntax. Part of the Multiple Baselines series.

    Lina Abdul Hadi is a Jordan-based graphic designer and type enthusiast, passionate about the communicative value of graphic design…

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    The Arabic script can be minimalist and contemporary

    Interview with Lara Assouad, independent designer

    Part of the Multiple Baselines series . Lara Assouad Khoury is one of the young generation of Arab graphic and type designers.…

  • Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares - 1 reaction

    Thuraya: an imperial font's new face

    Interview with Kristyan Sarkis, independent type designer

    Part of the Multiple Baselines series. Kristyan Sarkis, was one of this year's Type Directors Club award winners for…

  • Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares - 3 reactions

    Typefaces have a body and a soul

    Interview with Nadine Chahine, Arabic specialist at Linotype and Monotype Imaging

    Part of the Multiple Baselines series. Nadine Chahine, can be considered the first woman Arab type designer. Born and raised…

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    An inventor can also respect tradition

    Interview with Stéphane Boeuf, Senior Engineer at WinSoft International

    Part of the Multiple Baselines series