News related to the interests of the Khatt design community posted in 2008
Fresco Arabic Wins TCD2 2008 Award29Jul 200822Aug 2008
Congratulations to our Khatt members Lara Assouad-Khoury and Fred Smeijers for their achievement! The Fresco Arabic Font designed and developed by Lara Assouad-Khoury and Fred Smeijers , wins the...
Khatt Project Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès
Typographic Matchmaking fonts in public spaces
The BigVesta Arabic font used in Guggenheim exhibition design
the Vesta and BigVesta Arabic fonts are used on large scale environmental graphics and lettering for the Saadiyat Island Cultural District Masterplan, which was unveiled in Abu Dhabi, on the 31st of...
Event: MASARAT - Palestine, The Mudaneum
Palestinian posters from the time of revolution7Nov 200821Dec 2008
Within the framework of MASARAT Palestine Exhibition sponsored by the Commissariat Général aux Relations Internationales (CGRI) and the Palestinian General Delegation at the European Union, Belgium...
Arab visual splendor in French animation
Azur and Asmar, by Michel Ocelot
The film is directed and produced by Michel Ocelot and is a must see for all interested in Arabic visual language. Click here for more details on the film's official website .
Publication Hatem Imam, fdz bx
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 quarterly tri-lingual magazine based in Lebanon, collects and...
حوار مع محي الدين اللباد
محي الدين اللباد: ولد في القاهرة عام 1940؛ درس التصوير الزيتي في كلية الفنون الجميلة بالقاهرة 1957- 1962. عمل رساماً للكاريكاتير أثناء دراسته الثانوية، ثم التحق رساماً بمجلة "روزاليوسف" و"صباح الخير"...
Now, your Crocs can speak Arabic!
Arabic alphabets shoe charms by designer Hayan Maani
All over the world and on the net you can find shoe charms or better known as Jibbitz (the original company that produces them)... the designs range from flowers to Disney characters, sport icons to...
Looking for a Missing Employee in Shizuoka, Japan…
11 to 16 May 2008
I was invited with director Rabih Mroue to Shizuoka in Japan to present 'Looking for a Missing employee'. Due to the airport closure in Lebanon, the director and performers could not make it, I ended...
London Book Fair 200814Apr 200816Apr 2008
This year's London Book Fair (14 - 16 April) has put the Arab world as its pivotal theme. This initiative has lead to a more general interest for Arabic books in the UK.
Event: University of Leipzig
History of Printing and Publishing in the…25Sep 200827Sep 2008
Following two successful international symposia on The History of Printing and Publishing in the Languages and Countries of the Middle East, held at the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz (2002) and at the...
Event: Emirates Palace
The Arts of Islam23Jan 200822Apr 2008
Exhibition and Symposium at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Event: The Cultural and Scientific Associatio - Al Mamzar
Dubai International Exhibition of the Arabic…13Feb 200820Feb 2008
Under the patronage of H. H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai - Chairman of the Executive Council.
Tashkeel Exhibition Call15Mar 200815Mar 2008
Tashkeel is currently calling for work for a group exhibition opening 15th March 2008 entitled "Vibrations Within" and would like to invite artists to submit artwork. The theme description can be...
Traffic Design Competition 20081Dec 20079Mar 2008
Traffic launches the Middle East’s first regional annual design competition in its continued efforts to encourage, promote and nurture the emerging design scene. Launching with a heavyweight...
Cleotronica 0818Jan 200831May 2008
Cleotronica 08 is the inaugural version of Cleotronica a festival for media, art, and socio-culture organized by Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum (ACAF) an alternative initiative for art and...
Multi Online Design Journal
Call for Submissions (2008/2009)
Multi's international editorial board seeks original, unpublished contributions for upcoming issues. Multi aims to nurture an inclusive intellectual environment that both stimulates and supports the...
Lebanese Vernacular Type
When type mixes with art, superstitions, formalities, religious affiliations and social behaviour the result is a vernacular way of expression. Lebanese trucks are filled with typographic sentences
Image: Omar Al-Zo'bi
Almosawer, Egyptian Magazine back from 1949
photograph of a rare publication by Ahmad S. Kamel
This is a photograph of a page from Al Mosawer magazine, that dates back to 1949 and released in Egypt. I was truly fascinated by the calligraphy for headings, illustrations and photographs. My...
animation film Edo Smitshuijzen
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 sometimes the narrative can be more poignant when represented in a simple...
Book: Sébastien Morlighem
Stéphane Mallarmé's ‘Un Coup de dés’ translated
A new french publisher, Ypsilon, teams up with moroccan poet Mohammed Bennis for a world premiere : the first bilingual french-arabic edition of the seminal Mallarmé's poem.