Advanced Arabic type design workshops in Dubai

The Khatt Foundation Advanced Type Design Workshop will consist of intensive five days of advanced instruction for type designers.

Advanced Arabic Type Design Workshop

  • When: Thursday, 16, through Monday, 20 October, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm (1 hour lunch break)
  • Where: Tashkeel, Dubai
  • Who: Lara Assouad-Khoury, Khajag Apelian, Georg Seifert
  • For whom: Designers with prior experience in Arabic type design
  • Fee: 5500 Dhs
  • Registration deadline: Tuesday, 30 September
  • Prerequisites: Bring your MacBook (OS X 10.7+), make sure Glyphs is installed.

The workshop will teach the participants some advanced tools on further expanding the character set and fine tuning the font file into a more comprehensive and professional font. Instruction will include the following:

  • Localised alternates (farsi, urdu)
  • Proportional and stylistic variations (i.e., condensed, italics, etc.)
  • Contextual alternates
  • Special ligatures
  • Multiple Master and alternative interpolations
  • Class kerning

Read all details on the Khatt website.