Search

29Letters Blog مدونة ٢٩حرف

Contemporary Multilingual Arabic and Latin Fonts

Category

Arabic Fonts

Arabic Type Anatomy & Typographic Terms

Since most documentation and references about the Arabic script stem from the calligraphic methodology, this article will tackle the problem of allocating typographic terms to Arabic type and typography.

Continue Reading →

29LT KAFF : AN ADEQUATE MULTILINGUAL TYPEFACE

29LT Kaff multilingual typeface in 8 weights (Thin, Ultra Light, Light, Regular, Medium, Bold and Black)
29LT Kaff multilingual typeface in 8 weights (Thin, Ultra Light, Light, Regular, Medium, Bold and Black)

29LT Kaff is a contemporary typeface family designed by Pascal Zoghbi of 29Letters (29LT) and Ian Party of Swiss Typefaces, in which the Arabic and Latin letterforms were created simultaneously. Its name is taken from an Arabic word meaning ‘adequate, sufficient, necessary and essential’. Kaff’s family of eight weights (Thin, Ultra Light, Light, Regular, Medium, Bold, Semi Bold and Black) is designed to be the suitable typeface that answers the need of designers and publishers in most of their typographic projects.Continue Reading →

29LT Posters Designed by Reza Abedini

Reza Abedini designs vibrant posters with 29LT fonts
A Collaborative approach between a graphic designer and a type designer 

29LT multilingual typefaces were offered to the renowned Iranian graphic designer, Reza Abedini, for him to explore their potential and create compelling typographic posters.

Massira-Final

Continue Reading →

29LT Type Specimen

IMG_4789
29LT publishes it 1st type specimen showcasing an overview of its multilingual Arabic & Latin typefaces.

Continue Reading →

2014 WINNERS : “HOROUF” BILINGUAL TYPE DESIGN COMPETITION

Horouf-Winner's-Trophy

HOROUF DESIGN COMPETITION Hosted by NUQAT and 29Letters

مسابقة حروف لتصميم الخطوط تقدّمها نقاط و٢٩ حرف


First annual edition, November 12, 2014

المسابقة السنوية الأولى,  12 نوفمبر 2014


Continue Reading →

29LT Zeyn : A Graceful Multilingual Typeface

Zeyn-Typo-Image-4

29LT Zeyn is an elegant, contemporary Arabic and Latin typeface. Each weight contains 900-plus glyphs covering the Arabic, Persian, Urdu, and Western European languages. The Arabic set contains an extensive set of ligatures in addition to short and long stylistic sets to give the font an added elegant appeal and feel.

Zeyn «زين» is an Arabic word meaning beautiful, graceful, and elegant.

Arabic character set designed by Pascal Zoghbi from 29LT. Latin Character set designer by Ian Party from SwissTypefaces.

Continue Reading →

29LT Makina : Multilingual Typewriter Typeface

29LT-Makina-
29LT Makina is a revival of an Arabic, Persian and Latin typewriter. “Makina” in Arabic means ‘machine’, which is inspired from the translation of a typewriter from English to Arabic. The type-family contains 3 weights (Light, Regular & Bold) with each containing ligatures, stylistic sets and contextual alternates. Continue Reading →

29LT Arapix : Multilingual Pixel Font

Arapix-Blog-Intro

29LT Arapix is a 12 pixel high multilingual Latin-Arabic pixel font with incredible capabilities.
Continue Reading →

29LT Azer : Multilingual Typeface

Azer-Preview-01

Azer in Arabic means friendly, ready to assist and lend a hand. This multilingual typeface combines simple lines with careful detailing to create a serious but approachable look. Continue Reading →

UA Neo Fonts

Ha' Glyph in both UA Neo N & B
Ha’ Glyph in both UA Neo N & B

UA Neo B, originally known as UA Beiruti Modern, and UA Neo N, originally known as UA Neo-Nashki, belong to the first set of type revivals of Unified Arabic first introduced by Nasri Khattar in the 1950s. They belong to the Unified Arabic™ type system that contains a library of eight typefaces, including both print (detached) and cursive (connected) styles. After over 60 years, Mr. Khattar’s daughter, Camille, has entrusted 29Letters with the revival of her father’s fonts to keep them in line with his vision and design approach. Continue Reading →

Nasri Khattar’s Typographic Journey

Nasri Khattar / Unified Arabic Type
Nasri Khattar / Unified Arabic Type

Last August in Beirut, I had the opportunity to meet with Camille Khattar Hedrick, the daughter of Nasri Khattar, the creator of a library of fonts based on Unified Arabic.

Continue Reading →

29LT Massira Type Project

29LT-Massira-01

29LT Massira is a simplified spontaneous handwriting set of fonts based on the casual writings of the Lebanese people and the Ruqaa Arabic calligraphic style. The type-family does not have weights but different styles based on different writing tools. The four styles are: PEN, TIPPEX, LIPSTICK and SPRAY.

Continue Reading →

Right To Left workshop with eps51

Alongside Ben Wittner and Sascha Thoma from eps51, I have giving a bilingual poster design workshop for design students at Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin KHB, in Berlin, Germany. The workshop was part of the Right to Left event that took place in Berlin all through November until December.
IMG_1610
Continue Reading →

Introductory Arabic Type Course at AUB

This spring, the elective course “Introduction to Arabic Type Design” at AUB [American University of Beirut] was introduced. It is given part of the Graphic Design program at AUB. Third and fourth year students who were interested in Arabic type and wanted to develop their skills in understanding and drawing Arabic letters, enrolled in the course. The course was an ongoing collaboration between the students and I. I had to evaluate what they could and needed to learn as opposed to what was too advanced for them.

Continue Reading →

Shawati’ Magazine Corporate Type

An elegant contemporary Arabic and Latin type characterize the new corporate identity of Shawati’ Magazine, Abu Dhabi. The new design and layout of the magazine was complemented by the creation of a unique Arabic and Latin Display type.

Continue Reading →

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. | The Baskerville Theme.

Up ↑

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 7,748 other followers