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This reading list is compiled by recommendation from the khatt network community and is meant to educate and provide valuable sources for those interested in design and visual communication in the Middle East. Join us as a member and contribute your list of favorite and relevant books, magazines and other resources.

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  • Book: Yasmine Nachabe Taan

    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…

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    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: 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

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    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: 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: eL Seed

    Lost Walls

    A Calligraffiti journey through Tunisia

    Lost or forgotten were the walls that now proudly carry the messages of calligraffiti artist eL Seed. "Lost Walls", his first book,…

  • Book: Kameel Hawa

    A Word Art !

    Animation of lettering and thoughts

    If anything has frontiers it is art; if anything has no frontiers it is art. Take my ‘word art’ for it.

  • Book: Mostafa El Abasiry

    Arabigram Typeface

    How to get the best use of

    By Mostafa Al Abasiry A free guide that displays the best use of Arabigram typeface. Arabigram Font is available at Creative Market

  • 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 - 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: Rana Salam, Malu Halasa - 4 reactions

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

  • Book: Samira

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

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    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
  • Publication, magazine: Alessandro Ludovico

    new Neural issue celebrating 20 years of publishing

  • Book: Michael Rock

    Multiple Signatures

    On Designers, Authors, Readers and Users

    By Michael Rock Published by Rizzoli, New York 2013. (To order your copy visit amazon.com ) Multiple Signatures explores the…

  • Book: sultan maqtari - 5 reactions

    تعلم الكتابة اليدوية بخط الرقعة

    يصدر المصمم والخطاط سلطان المقطري قريبا كتاباً جديداً يتضمن طريقة مختلفة عن الطرق السابقة في تعلم الكتابة اليدوية بحروف خط الرقعة.

    أن هذا الكتاب مخصص لفئات عمرية متنوعة ومكرس للكتابة على الورق مباشرة…

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