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Arabic Type Design for Beginners, an Illustrated Guidebook

Book Presentation and Launch in Beirut

Join us if you are in Beirut for the presentation of the new book Arabic Type Design for Beginners at Al-Mohtaraf studio in Sanayeh, Ras Beirut.

Admission is free but you need to RSVP before 6 April (since space is limited)
Please email us to the Khatt Foundation email (khatt[dot]foundation[at]gmail[dot]com), and put in subject ATDB Beirut Book Launch. Do not forget to state the number of seats you need, and if you intend to buy copy of the book.

Four of the authors will be present if you would like to have your very own signed copies of the book.

This fully illustrated bilingual guidebook on Arabic type design is the result of a series of workshops organized by the Khatt Foundation, and hosted by Tashkeel in Dubai, in 2011 and 2012. It presents step-by-step instructions on the design principles and tools of Arabic type design, with detailed tutorials by some of the most renown specialists in the field of contemporary Arabic type design and calligraphy. In addition, it showcases the creative process through nine case studies of the fonts produced during these workshops, presenting them as sources of inspiration and examples for new and experimental Arabic typefaces.

Edited by: Huda Smitshuijzen-AbiFarès
Authors: Huda Smitshuijzen-AbiFarès, Khajag Apelian, Lara Assouad-Khoury, Majid Al-Yousef, Yara Khoury-Nammour, Kristyan Sarkis, Wissam Shawkat, and Pascal Zoghbi
Published by: Khatt Books (Amsterdam) and Tashkeel (Dubai) 2013
ISBN: 978 94 90939 00 7
Edition: Paperback. 17cm x 24cm, 240 pages, highly illustrated in color and Black & White 
Languages: English & Arabic
Price: € 37.50

Soon available on www.khattbooks.com

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