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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: 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: 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…

  • 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: Samira

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

  • Book: Edo Smitshuijzen - 30 reactions

    The Arabic Font Specimen book is finally published and available! Good news for all of you who have been patiently waiting.…

  • Book: Sajad Mahdizadeh . Seccad Mehdizade


    THE FIRST IRAN’S PRESS CARTOON FESTIVAL - نخستین جشنواره ملی کارتون و کاریکاتور مطبوعاتی ایران

  • Book: Sep Riyahi, Natalie Maydell, Heba Amin

    Extraordinary Women

    from the Muslim World

    Extraordinary Women from the Muslim World tells the stories of the thirteen women who overcame adversity to make their unique…

  • Publication: Ganzeer - 2 reactions

    Shakloh magazine

    Online Visual PDF Magazine For Arab Artists

    SHAKLOH is a free monthly PDF entirely visual magazine acting as a space of expression and promotion for Arab artists, designers,…

  • 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…

  • Book: onish aminelahi - 1 reactionپینوکیوی-اونیش-امین-الهی-در-تقویم-صلح

  • 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…

  • 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

    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…

  • 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: 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: 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…

  • 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: Raymond Prucher

    talib type

    tbp [to be published] April 08

    I for one am weary of the East and West being presented within the frame of what we can learn from one another, sitting at a table…

  • 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…

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

  • 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- 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,…

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