The Typographic Matchmaking in the City Project consists of 5 teams of 3 designers (Arab and Dutch, type/graphic designers, architects and industrial designers).
Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès
Founding Director of the Khatt Foundation, Center for Arabic Typography.
Member of AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale) http://a-g-i.org/ Dr. Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès, holds a PhD from Leiden University (in Middle Eastern Studies, 2017), an MFA from from Yale...
Typographer. Designer. Teacher.
Lingering between art, design, and advertising. Easily seduced to design a table, a chair or a stage-set. Every now and then a movie or a poem comes out. Always questioning the spot. On and on...
Yara Khoury Nammour
Designer and Assistant Professor of Design, the American University of Beirut
Graduated from Notre Dame University, Lebanon, with a BA in Graphic Design and later acquired an MA with distinction at Middlesex University, London. She is the design director of Al Mohtaraf (www.
Naji El Mir
Graphic designer - Arabic & Latin typographer- animator.
Naji El Mir is a French Lebanese graphic and type designer. After he graduated from the Lebanese American university with a BS in graphic design, he moved to Paris where he received a Masters degree...
Ana Dzokic and Marc Neelen
STEALTH shapes opportunities where various fields of investigation can meet and where thinking about possible future(s) of the city are mobilized. We focus on innovative aspects of sometimes hidden
Senior Design Manager of International Projects at Gensler. Co-Founder and first President, The Architectural Association of UAE (aaUAE).
Type and graphic designer
Born in the Netherlands, 1963. René Knip graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts St. Joost, Breda, The Netherlands in 1990 after having spent time living in France and England.
Iranian graphic designer. Born in Iran, 1967.
Pascal Zoghbi : 29Letters : WWW.29LT.COM
Type Designer, Graphic Designer & Design Professor
29Letters / 29LT Description: www.29LT.com 29Letters [29LT] Is a design studio specialized in contemporary Arabic and multilingual typography. Alongside its commercial fonts, which can be viewed and...
Jeroen van Erp
Industrial Designer - Fabrique
Jeroen van Erp graduated from the Faculty of Industrial Design at the Technical University of Delft in 1988. After graduation he started as a freelance designer. Clients at that time included ING...
Joumana Al Jabri
Working as part of a transdisciplinary team inducing innovative solutions to enhance the human experience on earth, or part of it!
the more languages you perfect, the more cultures you are able to absorb, the more accepting you become. Arabic is a beautiful language, we managed to let it sink. I value Khatt's efforts in making...
Lettering artist, type and graphic designer
Khajag Apelian is a lettering artist, type and graphic designer. Having grown up between Dubai and Beirut, and being raised in an Armenian family, Khajag has an affinity for different languages and...
Artur Schmal (b. Netherlands, 1976; www.workforthemasses.com) graduated in 2003 with a master’s degree in design from the Type and Media course at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. Since then he...
Jan de Bruin
Born 1977, makes personal documentary videos.
After receiving his BA in Graphic Design from the Notre Dame University (Lebanon), Wael Morcos joined the branding and design department of SAATCHI Beirut where he spent three years developing...
contemporary dance and film
Ans Kanen (NL) graduated in 2005 from Codarts Dance Academy in Rotterdam. Since then she is working as a performer, teacher, choreographer and filmmaker. Most Recent films are: Amazing Grace, Cuisine
Architect, Born 1979 in East Berlin, GDR
Architect, dxb.lab (www.dxb-lab.com) Vice President, The Architectural Association aaUAE (www.aauae.org) Co-Founder, pr0gress