A series of interviews with people who play a role in the development of technology and design for the Arabic script.
My heroes are the unknown scribes and artisans
Interview with Bahia Shehab, art historian, writer, educator, street artist, and designer. Part of the Multiple Baselines series.
Part of the Multiple Baselines series Bahia Shehab likes to advance along a wide front. At the age of 38, she managed to collect a Bachelors degree in graphic design from The American University of...
Letter proportions in dual-script fonts.
Designing fonts that combine more than one script in one font file is no longer an exceptional activity. A lot of type designers are professionally challenged by designing multiple script fonts. The...
Arabic Lettering: the meeting point of graphic…
Interview with Tarek Atrissi, Tarek Atrissi Design. Part of the Multiple Baselines series.
Part of the Multiple Baselines series Tarek Atrissi is a Beirut born designer. He is founder and principal of Tarek Atrissi Design in the Netherlands. His studio specializes in cross-cultural...
Kufin: visually interpreting the modularity of…
Interview with Lina Abdul Hadi, Senior Designer at Syntax. Part of the Multiple Baselines series.
Lina Abdul Hadi is a Jordan-based graphic designer and type enthusiast, passionate about the communicative value of graphic design and its ability to convey meaning across diverse cultures
There is a strong intuitive side to designing…
Interview with Yara Khoury, Design Director at Al Mohtaraf. Part of the Multiple Baselines series
Yara Khoury is the design director at Al Mohtaraf (www.mohtaraf.com) design house, where she designs and produces major corporate identities for the Arab world, corporate publications, books
Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès 12 Sep 2011
The Arabic script can be minimalist and…
Interview with Lara Assouad, independent designer
Part of the Multiple Baselines series Lara Assouad is one of the young generation of Arab graphic and type designers. She has participated in the first design research project of the Khatt...
Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès 30 Jul 2011
Love your letters, they are your babies!
Interview with Pascal Zoghbi, independent type designer
Part of the Multiple Baselines series . Pascal Zoghbi is one of the young generation of Arab type designers. He has participated in two of the design research projects of the Khatt Foundation:...
Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès 30 Jun 2011
Thuraya: an imperial font's new face
Interview with Kristyan Sarkis, independent type designer
Part of the Multiple Baselines series. Kristyan Sarkis, was one of this year's Type Directors Club award winners for excellence in Typeface Design with his newly released and highly inventive...
I consider OpenType a proprietary font format
Interview with Adil Alawi, Director of Diwan
Part of the Multiple Baselines series.
Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès 20 Jun 2011
Typefaces have a body and a soul
Interview with Nadine Chahine, Arabic specialist at Linotype and Monotype Imaging
Part of the Multiple Baselines series. Nadine Chahine, can be considered the first woman Arab type designer. Born and raised in Beirut, Nadine has sailed from her Mediterranean city, one of the...
An inventor can also respect tradition
Interview with Stéphane Boeuf, Senior Engineer at WinSoft International
Part of the Multiple Baselines series
A Real Typographic Spring
Launching the Multiple Baselines interview series
Multiple Baselines : a series of interviews with people who play a role in the development of technology and design for the Arabic script.