This Arabic typography workshop will have a particular focus on Arabic lettering design. Between the art of classic Arabic calligraphy and digital Arabic type design, is the discipline of Arabic lettering: a creative task often in the hand of graphic designers, particularly in the context of branding and logo design. The workshop will focus on the art of designing the Arabic word, in theory and practice, and will showcase some relevant case studies on different disciplines within Arabic typography.
The workshop is open to graphic designer or visual communication students, with a basic design background and basic skills in Adobe Illustrator / Photoshop, and an interest in typography and logo design. Participants are expected to work on a design assignment given in the workshop as there will be a practical exercise covering the theme of Arabic typography in the context of branding.
*participants should have their laptops equipped with Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop.
Facilitator: Tarek Atrissi