This will be an introduction to the Arabic script and to type design as well. No previous knowledge of type design or Arabic is required.
Participants receive an extended trial license and can purchase their own full license at a discount.
Workshop: Introduction to Arabic Type Design
April 7–10, 2019
10 a.m.–5 p.m. including 1 hour lunchbreak
This will be an introduction to the Arabic script and to type design as well. No previous knowledge of type design or Arabic is required, but there will be online reading materials assigned ahead of the workshop. So, if you are a practicing type designer who would like to get into Arabic design, or if you are a graphic designer who is interested in exploring Arabic type design, you are all welcome! The daily schedule will run from 10am to 5pm with a one hour lunch break and will alternate between lectures, individual design time, and group feedback sessions.
Sketching papers and pens will be provided. Please bring a Mac laptop as the workshop will be conducted on Glyphs which runs on Mac only.
In the spirit of how lectures are taught at Cambridge, student typically need to read and prepare ahead of every lecture and seminar. While this workshop is not affiliated with the university per se, it is still good to get into the spirit of academic excellence, and to prepare for the workshop as much as you reasonably can. I will provide a mix of readings and videos to watch that would hopefully help you make the most of the 4 days we have together. If your schedule doesn’t allow, don’t worry as there will be lots of time to catch up once you get there.
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Both practicing type designers who would like to get into Arabic design, and graphic designers interested in exploring Arabic type. The workshop is not open to first or second year design undergraduate students.
GBP 700 (students 20% off)
No prior knowledge of type design or Arabic required. A good knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and InDesign is a must. Bring your MacBook with Glyphs 2 preinstalled.
Email Nadine at nadine at arabictype dot com with the word “Workshop” in the email title and your full name and contact details (address and phone number). You will then be sent the invoice and registration materials. Fees are non-refundable and registration is only confirmed once payment is made.