Book: Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès

Arabic Type Design for Beginners

A bilingual and illustrated guidebook to Arabic type design

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This fully illustrated bilingual guidebook on Arabic type design is the result of a series of workshops organized by the Khatt Foundation, and hosted by Tashkeel in Dubai, in 2011 and 2012. It presents step-by-step instructions on the design principles and tools of Arabic type design, with detailed tutorials by some of the most renown specialists in the field of contemporary Arabic type design and calligraphy. In addition, it showcases the creative process through nine case studies of the fonts produced during these workshops, presenting them as sources of inspiration and examples for new and experimental Arabic typefaces.

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Arabic Type Design for Beginners

Edited by: Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès
Authors: Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès, Khajag Apelian, Lara Assouad-Khoury, Majid Al-Yousef, Yara Khoury-Nammour, Kristyan Sarkis, Wissam Shawkat, and Pascal Zoghbi
Published by: Khatt Books (Amsterdam) and Tashkeel (Dubai) 2013
ISBN: 978 94 90939 00 7
Book Design: Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès
Edition: Paperback. 17cm x 24cm, 240 pages, highly illustrated in color and Black & White 
Languages: English & Arabic
Price: € 29.50

Book can also be directly ordered from Tashkeel