by Maha Akl
A personal account on the development of the Hudhud typeface.
Typeface stories · 18 September 2019 · English
Greta Arabic is the counterpart of Greta Sans type system. This text is a reflection on the journey of creating and developing the first Arabic type system of this scale .
Typeface stories · · English
by Peter Biľak
Nearly 10 years after its creation Fedra Arabic is being rereleased, completely redrawn and remastered, featuring new styles and weights.
Typeface stories · 15 October 2015 · English
Documentation and research that lead to design of Arabic newspaper typeface
Typeface stories · 21 March 2012 · English · 1436 words
This article presents the Diwani style of Arabic which lead to designing Thuraya, a contemporary yet faithful interpretation of the Diwani style with extensive calligraphic features.
Typeface stories · 9 May 2011 · English · 2033 words
Our daily lives are full of noise, but when we immerse ourselves in reading, it seems to disappear. But what if the shapes of the words we read also contain perceptible noise? Does it disrupt the reading process, or do we learn to filter it out?
Typeface stories · 25 September 2013 · English · 1592 words
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