Khatt Foundation: Advanced Arabic Typeface Design

Ended - Thursday 7 November 2019


Date & Time:

2 November: 10 AM – 6 PM
3 – 7 November: 6 – 10 PM

Please note that fees are non-refundable.

Registration Deadline:

2 November 2019

Khatt Banner Advanced 1500 X 844

The Advanced Arabic Typeface Design Workshop will concentrate on advanced instruction and is designed for those who have already taken previous Khatt Foundation Type Design workshops at Tashkeel, or designers that have experience in type design and would like to carry on developing their skills and learning new type design authoring tools. The workshop will teach the participants some advanced tools on further expanding the character set and fine tuning the font file into a more comprehensive and professional font.

Instruction will include for the advanced level the following:
— Localised alternates (Farsi, Urdu)
— Proportional/stylistic variations (ie. condensed, italics…etc).
— Contextual alternates/special ligatures
— Multiple Master + Alternative Interpolations
— Class kerning

Requirements and extra information:
1. Participants should bring their own laptop to the workshop (minimum system Mac OS X 10.9).
2. The participant should be prepared to work intensively, investing their own time outside of workshop timings.
3. 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.

Opening Hours

Tashkeel Alserkal
Gallery, Unit 26, FN Designs, Alserkal Avenue
Sun-Thu 10am – 7pm, Fri 9am–12pm
(closed Saturdays & public holidays).

Makerspace, Unit 89, Alserkal Avenue
Sat-Thu 10am – 7pm
(closed Fridays & public holidays).

Tashkeel Nad Al Sheba
Nad Al Sheba 1
Temporarily closed for renovation

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