Arabic Typeface Design for Beginners 2019

A Khatt Foundation Workshop

2 Nov 2019
7 Nov 2019

Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès , Khajag Apelian  , Naïma Ben Ayed , Georg Seifert

Date & Time:
Saturday 2 November: 10 AM – 6 PM
Sunday – Thursday 3–7 November: 6 – 10 PM

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The Beginners Arabic Typeface Design Workshop will consist of presentations and practical exercises on Arabic typeface design. It will introduce the participants to the basics of the Glyphs font authoring software. It will teach participant how to draw a basic Arabic character set on Glyphs, 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.

The number of participants is limited, please sign up as soon as possible if you are interested by clicking here.

Capacity: 19 Students

Location: Tashkeel Nad Al Sheba

Fees: AED 3,808.57

Please note that fees are non-refundable.