News related to the interests of the Khatt design community posted in 2009
Typographic Matchmaking at ICOGRADA Beijing 0928Oct 2009
Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares will be presenting the Typographic Matchmaking in the City 2.0 project at the XIN ICOGRADA Bejing 09 World Design Congress . The presentation will use the project case...
Event: Performa Hub
Art Must Move1Nov 200922Nov 2009
Inspired by the Futurists’ approach to typography and graphic design as well as Filippo Tommaso Marinetti's Ottoman legacy in Cairo, Performa develops a dialogue with the Khatt Foundation, a non
Font Design consultancy Dalton Maag in Cairo
Font design consultancy Dalton Maag is opening an office in the Egyptian capital Cairo, which it hopes will position the company as an expert in Arabic font design. The office, which opens on 2...
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 particular interest to the Khatt Foundation since it features an interview...
The trend of Arabic calligraphy/typography in…
A new crop of designers from the region and abroad are pushing the envelope by employing Arabic calligraphy in innovative ways. Read two interesting short articles: A Fashion Icon is Born and...
Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès 2 Apr 2009
FontShop chooses a Khatt Foundation font as its…
Typographic Matchmaking V1.0, implemented in the mainstream international type market
The former Sada Font designed and developed by Pascasl Zoghbi and Martin Majoor within the framework of the Khatt Foundation's Typographic Matchmaking v1.0, has been recently released by FontShop...
Palestine, graffiti as peaceful act of resistance
reportage from the West Bank
Just back from a trip in the West Bank, where the wall became a sad occasion of making graphics...
Arabic Typography as Social Campaign
Khede Kasra Campaign by the Hariri Foundation
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Opening of the new Museum of Islamic Art, Doha
Rising on its own island just off the city's newly developed esplanade, it is the centerpiece of an enormous effort to transform Qatar into an arts destination. The inaugural festivities Saturday
Arabesque on the Potomac
Notes on the Arab Cultural Festival in Washington DC Feb 23- Mar 15
Arabic on the Banks of the Potomac I. JFK’s famous dictum “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country” may well be traceable to Khalil Jibran, the Lebanese...
Event: Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar
Beyond Boundaries1Dec 200822Feb 2009
This exhibition offers the opportunity to look at art across space and through time in the Islamic world, and includes interactions between the world of Islam and that of other cultures and religions
New Arabic multi-script font designs
Designing a well functioning multi-script font is an extensive and complex job. There are only very few design schools where one can be educated in the profession of type design. The longest running...
Book: Sep Riyahi, Natalie Maydell, Heba Amin
from the Muslim World
Extraordinary Women from the Muslim World tells the stories of the thirteen women who overcame adversity to make their unique contributions to society, art, politics, literature, spirituality and...
In Mirror Of Stage
Have you ever considered position of philosophy in your works of art?
What you are reading now is a report on a personal theatrical research that was started in April 2009, and has been thriving meticulously and with a cautious approach to some theatre pieces at the...
A Bad Typographic Habit
Western influence on Arabic type design is regularly discussed in heated debates. In most cases it is a bit of a senseless discussion.
The Khatt Foundation on Al Jazeera English
on ARTSWORLD programme's 7th and last episode
ARTSWORLD is half hour weekly programme broadcast on Al Jazeera English that includes four 5-minute inserts each week from around the world.