Khatt Arabic Type Design Workshops 2017

  • Event
  • Dubai

The Khatt Foundation will host workshops at Tashkeel in Dubai this November. This is a unique chance to get started with Arabic type design or perfect your Arabic Glyphs skills!

Workshop: Arabic Type Design for Beginners

When?

18–23 November 2017
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Who?

Khajag Apelian
Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès
Georg Seifert

Where?

Tashkeel
Nad Al Sheba 1
Dubai, UAE

How much?

AED 6,000.00

For whom?

Max. 20 Students

Prerequisites

Some experience in Adobe Illustrator and with a Mac; bring your own MacBook (macOS 10.9+).

Registration

Register via the Tashkeel website

Links

Arabic Type Design for Beginners

The workshop will consist of historical presentations and practical exercises on Arabic lettering and typeface design. It will introduce the participants to the basics of the Glyphs font authoring software. It will teach participant how to translate lettering into digital outlines, and how to develop and generate a basic functioning Arabic font.

Instruction will for this level include the following:
—Historical presentation on Arabic calligraphy and typography
—Lettering and their translation to digital outlines
—The basics of the Glyphs authoring software
—The creation of basic Arabic character set
—The production of functioning Arabic font.

Workshop: Advanced Arabic Type Design

When?

18–23 November 2017
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Who?

Khajag Apelian
Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès
Georg Seifert

Where?

Tashkeel
Nad Al Sheba 1
Dubai, UAE

How much?

AED 6,000.00

For whom?

Max. 19 participants, who have taken previous Khatt Foundation Type Design workshops at Tashkeel, or designers that have experience in type design and would like to continue on developing their skills and learning new type design authoring tools.

Prerequisites

Some experience in type design software, experience with a Mac; bring your own MacBook (macOS 10.9+).

Registration

Register via the Tashkeel website

Links

Advanced Arabic Type Design

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 for the advanced level the following:
—Localized alternates (farsi, urdu)
—Proportional/stylistic variations (ie. condensed, italics…etc).
—Contextual alternates/special ligatures
—Multiple Master + Alternative Interpolations
—Class kerning
And more…