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