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  • Publication

    Oasis Magazine

    The first English Arts and Culture Magazine from Saudi Arabia

    Oasis Magazine aims to be a voice and representative of both Saudi and Arab culture. This Issue 9 of Oasis Magazine is of…

  • Book: Farah Behbehani - 26 reactions

    The Conference of the Birds

    A Study of Farid Ud-Din Attar's Poem Using Jali Diwani Calligraphy

    Based on the twelfth-century Sufi allegorical poem The Conference of the Birds, this book interprets the poems of the classic text…

  • Book: Samira

    This book was a collection of posters that designed for theater. The whole concept of design that I chose was shadow theater.

  • Book- 11 reactions

    HABIBI by Craig Thompson

    Book Review by Reem Aboulhosn

    As a lover and devourer of graphic novels, I found myself surprisingly short for words and intimidated when asked to review Habibi,…

  • Book: onish aminelahi - 2 reactions

    http://www.rasm.ir/default.asp?Aid=4339 http://graphicnet.ir/10584/پینوکیوی-اونیش-امین-الهی-در-تقویم-صلح

  • Book: Dr Geoffrey Roper

    From manuscript to printed book in the Islamic world

    Catalogue of an exhibition organized by Eleazar Birnbaum, Virginia Aksan, Michael McCaffrey, Noha Sadek.

    Toronto : Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, 1989. [ii, 33] pp. 8 illustrations (facsimiles).

  • 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 To Order it…

  • Book: Yara Khoury Nammour

    Nasri Khattar, A Modernist Typotect

    Fighting Illiteracy with Type Design

    The second in the series Arabic Design Library by Khatt Books. It is a concise and highly illustrated bilingual account (in…

  • Book: Nadine Chahine, Reza Abedini, Hassan Massoudi, eL Seed, Wissam Shawkat, Iman Raad

    Hand to Type is a stunning compilation of hand-made and digital scripts that showcases the beauty of handwritten letterforms. The…

  • The Splendor of Islamic Calligraphy, widely acclaimed on first publication as the most lavish and sumptuous study of its kind,…

  • Book: Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares
  • Book: James Boekbinder

    Het stempel (The stamp)

    a story about parents and children

    Together with Zhenya Pashkina, we've just published a graphic version of a non-fiction book by Judith Uyterlinde. You can read pages…

  • This book explores the design and manufacturing of Syrian Lingerie like you have not seen it before. Co Edited with Malu Halasa,…

  • Book

    Aswat al Abjaddyah

    The Sounds of the Alphabet

    Aswat Al Abjaddyah started with a font, Tabati , created by Lara Assouad Khoury, a typographic expression of a story (also titled…

  • Book: Edo Smitshuijzen - 4 reactions

    The signage canon finally has its own dedicated textbook Smitshuijzen, Edo. Lars Müller Publishers. Switzerland. 2007. Euros…

  • Book: Yasmine Nachabe Taan - 1 reaction

    Hilmi Al-Tuni, Evoking Popular Arab Culture

    Illustration | Lettering | Book Design

    The first in the series Arabic Design Library by Khatt Books. It is a concise and highly illustrated bilingual account (in both…

  • Book: Edo Smitshuijzen

    Sculpting Type

    An Introduction to CNC Typography

    An essential and inspiring book on 3D Typography that explains the basic and varied manufacturing technologies, among which 3D printing.

  • Book: Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares - 7 reactions

    Typographic Matchmaking in the City

    Propositions for a Pluralist Public Space

    To order your copy please go to http://www.khattbooks.com/ For browsing though the book, click here to see some sample pages .

  • Book: Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares - 1 reaction

    Arabic Type Design for Beginners

    A bilingual and illustrated guidebook to Arabic type design

    To order your copy or browse through the book please click here: http://www.khattbooks.com

  • Book

    Language Culture Type:

    International Type Design in the Age of Unicode

    Language Culture Type grew out of the first international type-design competition, the 2001 bukva:raz!, whose goal was to promote…

  • Book: Yousef Ahmadi
  • Book: Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares
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