This publication is an illustrated guidebook on Arabic type design as taught in a series of workshops organized by the Khatt Foundation and hosted by Tashkeel in Dubai for the two consecutive years of 2011 and 2012. This book is designed in two parts. The first part offers highly illustrated yet concise descriptions of the lessons and presentations given during the workshops that highlighted the design process, principles and tools of Arabic type design. The second part showcases the design process and first designs of ‘beta’ fonts produced by the workshop participants. This book hopes to serve as a simple guideline for beginners interested in Arabic type design, as well as a source of inspiration for the design and development of new experimental Arabic typefaces.

Artist Biography

We are a cultural foundation dedicated to advancing Arabic typography and design research in the Middle East, North Africa and their diasporas. Building cross-cultural creative networks is an important instrument for this end.The Khatt Foundation has developed a network of design specialists working on research projects and programs focused on contemporary design in the Arab World and Middle East. It aims to raise awareness of the vital role design can play in building a sustainable environment ...

Learn More

Khatt Books & Tashkeel
Arabic Type Design For Beginners: An Illustrated Guidebook

Price:
AED 180.00
In Stock:
3

Shipping Information
Dubai: 6 business days
Other
Emirates: 8-10 business days
International
(including GCC): 30 business days

This publication is an illustrated guidebook on Arabic type design as taught in a series of workshops organized by the Khatt Foundation and hosted by Tashkeel in Dubai for the two consecutive years of 2011 and 2012. This book is designed in two parts. The first part offers highly illustrated yet concise descriptions of the lessons and presentations given during the workshops that highlighted the design process, principles and tools of Arabic type design. The second part showcases the design process and first designs of ‘beta’ fonts produced by the workshop participants. This book hopes to serve as a simple guideline for beginners interested in Arabic type design, as well as a source of inspiration for the design and development of new experimental Arabic typefaces.

Artist Biography

We are a cultural foundation dedicated to advancing Arabic typography and design research in the Middle East, North Africa and their diasporas. Building cross-cultural creative networks is an important instrument for this end.The Khatt Foundation has developed a network of design specialists working on research projects and programs focused on contemporary design in the Arab World and Middle East. It aims to raise awareness of the vital role design can play in building a sustainable environment ...

Learn More

Opening Hours

We are open today
10:00AM - 8:00PM
Open: Saturday - Thursday
Closed: Friday

How to find us

Stay updated