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  • conference program

    Khatt Kufi Kaffiya, the printable symposium program

    Lectures are described in detail with timings and links to the speakers' biographies.

    The symposium program has been evolving and includes topics of every aspect of contemporary Arabic visual culture and identity,…

  • 24 Aug 2007

    Peter Bilak will speak about methodologies of approaching unfamiliar areas of work.

  • 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…

  • event: khatt kufi & kaffiya

    The Current Market for Arabic Fonts

    Recent Developments and Consumer Needs

    24 Aug 2007


    The Arabic type market has changed dramatically in the last few years, and this has been mainly inspired by recent technology…

  • 24 Aug 2007


    Willem Velthoven interviewing the Typographic Matchmaking Type Designers: Nadine Chahine, Gerard Unger, Tarek Atrissi, Peter Bilak,…

  • event: khatt kufi & kaffiya

    From Amulet to Art Nouveau

    a Thousand Years of Arab-European Exchange in Printing and Book Design

    24 Aug 2007


    The history of printing in the Arab world and Europe is the story of a 500-year exchange of technology, imagery and design. The…

  • news: Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares - 3 reactions

    Pink Sushi

    New fashion, a colorful mix of Emirati visual icons.

    Attempting to express oneself is of course a universal human endeavor. In rather conservative social environments this natural…

  • Introduction to Islamic Art (program)

    Abu Dhabi (Public), Saturday 14, Sunday 15, Monday 16 June

  • event: khatt kufi & kaffiya

    Writing From The Margins

    Technological Narratives of Arabic Typography

    24 Aug 2007

    Narratives of Arabic typography shift between technological exclusion, historical resistance, and cultural rediscovery. From…