Winning the Match / Huda Smitshuijzen Abifarès

Video interview on Gestalten.TV

Gestalten video interview about the Khatt Foundation's Typographic Matchmaking project, Arabic fonts and calligraphy.

About this video: Mon, 09/19/2011 - 18:43

Typographer, graphic designer, researcher, and writer Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès is the founder of the Khatt Foundation, Center for Arabic Typography, which is dedicated to advancing design research and typography in the Middle East, North Africa, and their diaspora. We met the Amsterdam-based expert for bilingual typographic research and design—whose project Typographic Matchmaking in the City is featured in Gestalten's Arabesque 2: Graphic Design from the Arab World and Persia—to talk about the relationships between Arab and Latin typography, typography and architecture, as well as the visual musicality of calligraphy.