The award-winning design studio, 29Letters (29LT), is pleased to announce that we have completely redesigned our website to give font lovers a vastly improved user experience. Continue reading “29Letters Upgraded Site”
Swatch Corporate Typeface (Swatch CT) is a contemporary multilingual typeface covering all Western and Middle Eastern languages used in countries where Swatch™ is present. Swatch CT will be used from all Swatch branches, dealers, resellers and manufactures.
Noor Type is a simplified, hybrid Kufi/Naskh type family in three weights, light, regular, and bold. Its contemporary outlines reflect the new branding strategy for the Noor Bank in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) developed by Wolff Olins, the brand consultancy, in Dubai.
MIA type is a contemporary, bilingual Arabic and Latin type-family based on the Eastern Kufic calligraphic style drawn in four weights: Light, Regular, Bold, and Black.
The talk and workshop I gave at NUQAT Design Conference, Kuwait 2012, revolved around the topic of reviving traditional Arabic script into contemporary Arabic typefaces, patterns/arabesques and design applications for our everyday life. The traditional is not lost but being redefined.
The Arabic Graffiti workshop was part of the White Wall graffiti and street art event that was held at Beirut Art Center and all over the walls of Beirut. French graffiti artist Zepha-Vincent Abadie Hafez and I gave the workshop together to 15 young Lebanese designers and artists.
There was an array of interesting speakers at NUQAT Design Conference 2012 this year. Talks concerning contemporary use of Arab Islamic Art and Arabesque were addressed from Graphic Design, Type Designers, Products Designers, Jewelry Designers, Industrial Designers, Photographer, Calligraphers, etc.
From my part, I gave a talk about my journey in the Arabic Type Design field and gave a workshop about Kufic Arabesque constructions.
Selected Arabic Logos created by 29ArabicLetters in the year 2011.
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Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art opened its doors to contemporary Arab art lovers in December 2010 in Doha, Qatar. The museum hosts exhibitions, programs and events that explore and celebrate art by Arab artists. It is an inspiring space for dialogue and scholarship about modern and contemporary art in the region and the Arab diaspora. Continue reading “Mathaf Corporate Arabic–Latin Font”
29Letters has been featured on Guide to Art School’s list of the Top 50 typography blogs. The typo blogs were hand-picked to be the list of the favorite typography blogs and outlined the unique reasons why SR Education Group think they’re great. 29letters site is a unique tool for designers looking into Arabian typography and typography-related news in Arabic countries.
Art Reoriented, a curatorial and art consulting practice specializing in contemporary art from the Middle East, was founded by Till Fellrath and Sam Bardaouil.
The text was written by Huda AbiFares for the 2nd issue of the Oryx Magazine in its new look.
Al Maha (Oryx) Logotype
The Elegant Lightness of Arabic Calligraphy
When Agency Fish was commissioned to re-design Qatar Airways’ Oryx (Al Maha) in -flight magazine, for the logotype the company collaborated with talented Arab designers, including Pascal Zoghbi, to propose an expressive logotype that exuded modern elegance and youthful dynamism, combined with a unique Arabian travel mood.
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