Chams Newspaper

01. 05. 2010

May 1st, 2010 witnessed the first issue of a re-vamped Chams Newspaper, a project largely undertaken by AlMohtaraf. The new Chams targets Saudi youth with their everyday concerns and interests, and it includes sections on Tourism, Family, Society, Religion, Cars and Culture.


AlMohtaraf was a core member of the build-up of the newspaper identity, editorial trip, and design. The scope of work included the masthead design; the Chams master maquette; and Chams font family, which included three text weights and a titling version.


A team of three AlMohtaraf members (two designers and a senior editor) joined Chams staff members over a one-month training period, during which they familiarized the newspaper staff with the editorial trip and technical usage of the new master maquette and grid structure.


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Message of the day

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:  

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Arabic Calligraphy in Modern art; a case by Kameel Hawa

Mohtaraf will be at the annual 56th Beirut Arab Book Fair with its newest book collection, Stand C28

ISTD awards AlMohtaraf two Certificates of Excellence for the design of the books: