1620 October 2014

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.