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News Archive 2008

News related to the interests of the Khatt design community posted in 2008

  • event: New York, TCD- 5 reactions

    Fresco Arabic Wins TCD2 2008 Award

    For excellence in Typeface Design

    29 Jul 2008
    22 Aug 2008


    Congratulations to our Khatt members Lara Assouad-Khoury and Fred Smeijers for their achievement! The Fresco Arabic Font…

  • Edo Smitshuijzen

    Arab visual splendor in French animation

    Azur and Asmar, by Michel Ocelot

    The film is directed and produced by Michel Ocelot and is a must see for all interested in Arabic visual language. Click here for…

  • Hayan Maani

    Now, your Crocs can speak Arabic!

    Arabic alphabets shoe charms by designer Hayan Maani

    All over the world and on the net you can find shoe charms or better known as Jibbitz (the original company that produces them)...…

  • event: University of Leipzig- 2 reactions

    History of Printing and Publishing in the Languages and Countries of the Middle East

    Third International Symposium, a part of 24th Congress of the Union Européenne des Arabisants et Islamisants (UEAI).

    25 Sep 2008
    27 Sep 2008

    Following two successful international symposia on The History of Printing and Publishing in the Languages and Countries of the…

  • event: Dubai, Tashkeel
    15 Mar 2008

    Tashkeel is currently calling for work for a group exhibition opening 15th March 2008 entitled "Vibrations Within" and…

  • Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares

    Multi Online Design Journal

    Call for Submissions (2008/2009)

    Multi's international editorial board seeks original, unpublished contributions for upcoming issues. Multi aims to nurture an…

  • animation film: Edo Smitshuijzen - 8 reactions

    Persepolis, story of an Iranian childhood

    An animated biography of an Iranian woman

    Sometimes the story about important developments in the Arab world are best told by reports about personal experiences. And…

  • Khatt Project: Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares

    Typographic Matchmaking fonts in public spaces

    The BigVesta Arabic font used in Guggenheim exhibition design

    the Vesta and BigVesta Arabic fonts are used on large scale environmental graphics and lettering for the Saadiyat Island Cultural…

  • Publication: Hatem Imam, fdz bx

    Samandal Comics

    Quarterly tri-lingual comics magazine from the Middle East

    The comic book, in its present day form, is regarded as an imported medium to the Arab world. Samandal (Salamander in Arabic), a…

  • I was invited with director Rabih Mroue to Shizuoka in Japan to present 'Looking for a Missing employee'. Due to the airport closure…

  • event: Emirates Palace

    The Arts of Islam

    Treasures from the Nasser D. Khalili Collection

    23 Jan 2008
    22 Apr 2008


    Exhibition and Symposium at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

  • event: Dubai, Traffic

    Traffic Design Competition 2008

    the region's first product and interior design competition

    1 Dec 2007
    9 Mar 2008

    Traffic launches the Middle East’s first regional annual design competition in its continued efforts to encourage, promote and…

  • Wael Morcos

    Lebanese Vernacular Type

    Vernacular bookmarks

    When type mixes with art, superstitions, formalities, religious affiliations and social behaviour the result is a vernacular way of…

  • A new french publisher, Ypsilon, teams up with moroccan poet Mohammed Bennis for a world premiere : the first bilingual…

  • event: Mons, The Mudaneum

    Palestinian posters from the time of revolution

    The collection of Ezzedin Kalak

    7 Nov 2008
    21 Dec 2008

    Within the framework of MASARAT Palestine Exhibition sponsored by the Commissariat Général aux Relations Internationales (CGRI)…

  • Ahmed FOULA


    حوار مع محي الدين اللباد

    محي الدين اللباد: ولد في القاهرة عام 1940؛ درس التصوير الزيتي في كلية…

  • event: London

    London Book Fair 2008

    Arabic books central at the London Book Fair

    14 Apr 2008
    16 Apr 2008

    This year's London Book Fair (14 - 16 April) has put the Arab world as its pivotal theme. This initiative has lead to a more general…

  • event: The Cultural and Scientific Associatio - Al Mamzar
    13 Feb 2008
    20 Feb 2008


    Under the patronage of H. H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai - Chairman of the Executive Council.

  • event: Alexandria, ACAF

    Cleotronica 08

    Festival for Media, Art, and Socio-Culture

    18 Jan 2008
    31 May 2008


    Cleotronica 08 is the inaugural version of Cleotronica a festival for media, art, and socio-culture organized by Alexandria…

  • image: Omar Al-Zo'bi

    Almosawer, Egyptian Magazine back from 1949

    photograph of a rare publication by Ahmad S. Kamel

    This is a photograph of a page from Al Mosawer magazine, that dates back to 1949 and released in Egypt. I was truly fascinated by…