Arabic Type Design for Beginners 2017

A Khatt Foundation Workshop

18 Nov 2017
23 Nov 2017

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The workshop will consist of historical presentations and practical exercises on Arabic lettering and typeface design. It will introduce the participants to the basics of the Glyphs font authoring software. It will teach participant how to translate lettering into digital outlines, and how to develop and generate a basic functioning Arabic font.

Instruction will for this level include the following:
—Historical presentation on Arabic calligraphy and typography
—Lettering and their translation to digital outlines
—The basics of the Glyphs authoring software
—The creation of basic Arabic character set
—The production of functioning Arabic font.

Requirements and extra information

1. Participants should be proficient working on software like Adobe Illustrator, in a Mac environment.
2. Participants should bring their own laptop to the workshop (minimum system Mac OS X 10.9).
3. The participant should be prepared to work intensively, investing their own time outside of workshop timings.
4. Due to the compressed time and the nature of the workshops there will be homework required.

Location: Tashkeel, Nad Al Sheba, Dubai, UAE
Fees: AED 6,000.00
For registration: http://tashkeel.org/workshops/arabic-type-design-for-beginners-2017-1