WAJ Magazine, a Taef Literary Club publication

04. 09. 2010

AlMohtaraf was commissioned to design the bi-annual magazine for the Taef Literary club on the occasion of Souk Okaz Festival in September, 2010. The format of the magazine (17x24cm) is almost a pocket-size publication that makes it very friendly and accessible for cultural subjects such as literature, poetry and critical essays. The masthead design is a thick rendering of the word WAJ (the glow of light), with  super thick strokes in contrast to thin counters. The red dot holds the Club’s logo. As a result, a whole typeface was developed for use int he major sections of the publication. To contrast that thickness, a handwritten text was used for all the internal pages that renders more intimacy and a literary sense.


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Kameel Hawa: Shape of the Word – Arabic Typographic Sculpture for Public Spaces  here.


Beirut sculpture takes center stage and opens the Beirut Art Week in front of Le Grey Hotel in the presence of the artist Kameel Hawa, the Lebanese minister of culture and the the director of the Beirut Art Fair Laure D'Hauteville among others.


On April 13, 2013, Al Mohtaraf Beirut studio will be hosting the launch of the book 'Arabic Type Design for Beginners' from the Khatt foundation. Book your copy: khtt.foundation@gmail.com  

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