Lara Captan www.laracaptan.com

Lara Captan is an independent type designer & typographer based in Amsterdam. Since 2005, she has been analysing the structures, aesthetics and historical transformations of the Arabic script with the aim of mechanising the script from its essence. She currently creates Arabic typefaces mainly in DecoType’s ACE technology.

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It is time for a new era in Arabic Type Design. An era in which the script is the source of typographic information. What we ask for may sound obvious and it is. Understanding the script then moving to type is nowhere near innovative. In Arabic however - contrary to popular belief - this bridge has not yet been made.
Essays · 17 June 2017 · English
ATDB or Arabic Type Design - Beirut is the first intensive program entirely dedicated to Arabic type design. Its first rendition took place between July 11th and August 19th 2016. Below is an account of why the program came about and how it happened.
Essays · 25 October 2016 · English