type design


Type design is the art of designing typefaces.

Articles 6

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
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
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
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

Blogs 5

The rounded sibling of Kanun and Arabic counterpart of Typotheque's October.
22 May 2017
Kanun is an Arabic signage type family carefully crafted to also handle long texts.
7 April 2017
Fedra Arabic Display is a collection of extreme light and dark fonts for large sizes. All styles have been optimised for compact settings.
22 June 2016
Greta Arabic is an unprecedented typeface family available in 39 styles, exploring new territories in Arabic type.
15 October 2015
Nearly 10 years after its creation Fedra Arabic is being rereleased, completely redrawn and remastered, featuring new styles and weights.
15 October 2015

Authors 3

Kristyan Sarkis is a Lebanese-born type and graphic designer living in The Netherlands. He holds a BA in Graphic Design and an MA in Type and Media fr...
Peter Biľak was born in Czechoslovakia and lives in the Netherlands. He works in the field of editorial, graphic, and type design, teaches at the Roya...
Type designer and kinetic graphic designer born in Tehran, Iran (1985). He holds a BA in Graphic Design with emphasis on Typography from University of...

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TPTQ Arabic type foundry offers a range of professional in-house font service, hinting, custom font design, and consulting.
TPTQ Arabic creates custom fonts and typefaces for corporate branding and identity projects. We offer tailor-made multilingual type solutions for a variety of languages and applications.