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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: 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…

  • Book: Dr Geoffrey Roper

    Washington: Committee on Arabic and Islamic Studies of the American Council of Learned Societies, 1944. [viii], 370pp.

  • 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…

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

  • Book: Dr Geoffrey Roper

    A systematic and well illustrated account of more than 200 abortive schemes for modifying the Arabic script to meet the needs of…

  • Book: Kambiz Shafei

    Iranian Typography : 50 YEARS OF CALLIGRAPHY AND TYPOGRAPHY IN IRANIAN GRAPHIC DESIGN

    Exhibition of 50 Years of Iranian Typography at the Basel School of Design FHNW/HGK, 2007

    isbn 9789646994584   NAZAR PUBLISHERS Available at www.ideabooks.nl for  €31,20  A treasure trove of 50 years of…

  • Book- 7 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,…

  • 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: Edo Smitshuijzen

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

  • 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: 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: 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…

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

  • 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: 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…

  • Book: Susan Hefuna

    Susan Hefuna | Pars Pro Toto

    Hans Ulrich Obrist, editor

    Editor: Hans Ulrich Obrist Texts by: Hans Ulrich Obrist, Tayeb Salih, Adonis Flexcover ca 24,5 x 29,5 cm In each book:…

  • Book: Dr Geoffrey Roper

    Tarikh-fann-al-tiba`a fi al-mashreq

    History of the art of printing in the Arab east

    لويس شيخو. تاريخ فن الطباعة في المشرق. طبعة ثانية، بيروت: دار المشرق،…

  • Book: Dr Geoffrey Roper

    Pour une typographie arabe

    contribution technique à la démocratisation de la culture arabe

    HAMM, Roberto. Paris: Sindbad, 1975. 196pp.

  • Book: Nadine Touma - 1 reaction

    Flip Beirut Flip

    An anthology of the city of Beirut by 12 artists

    12 flip books about Beirut, using photography, charcoal drawing, collage, digital 3d media...

  • Book: Farzan Kermaninejad - 3 reactions

    Packaging Design

    in Introduction

    This book covered all aspects and dimensions of Packaging Design in Persian language. This observations comprise of history, styles,…

  • 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,…

  • Book: Sajad Mahdizadeh . Seccad Mehdizade

    THE FIRST IRAN’S PRESS CARTOON FESTIVAL

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

  • 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…

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