Arabic Type Design for Beginners 2015

Ended - Wednesday 18 November 2015

Schedule:

Date: 12 - 18 November 2015
Time: 10 AM - 6 PM (with 1-hour lunch break)

Capacity:

15 Students

Location:

Tashkeel Nad Al Sheba

Fees:

Tashkeel Members: 5500 DHS
Non-members: 5500 DHS

Registration Deadline:

12 November 2015

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The programme for the fifth Khatt Foundation Type Design Workshop at Tashkeel will cover the complex process of Arabic typeface design: from the creative inception phase, to drawing the letterforms, and finally to learning font authoring tools and producing a digital Arabic font.

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

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