Pascal Zoghbi is one of the young generation of Arab type designers. He has participated in two of the design research projects of the Khatt Foundation: ‘Typographic Matchmaking’ and ‘Typographic Matchmaking in the City’ respectively. This interview will focus on his Arabic type design—mainly work that was inspired by hand-made lettering, calligraphy and street art.
Type designer & typographer, Pascal Zoghbi, founded 29Letters in 2006. After he graduated from “The Royal Academy of Arts” in The Netherlands with a Master of Design from “Type & Media”, Pascal created a notable collection of contemporary Arabic and multilingual typefaces alongside corporate identities and design projects. From 2006, he has been teaching typography courses at design schools in Lebanon and UAE. He co-authored and edited the "Arabic Graffiti" book published in 2010. He was one of the 10 finalists for the “Jameel Prize 3” in 2013/2014. He was awarded the Red Ribbon of TDC Typeface Design Competition in 2014, and awarded a “Special Mention” in Granshan Type Design Competition in 2015.