Arabic Font Specimen Book

08. 09. 2011

AlMohtaraf has a substantial section for our Arabic type design work in Edo Smitshuijzen’s “Arabic Font Specimen” book, a publication of Uitgeverij de Buitenkant. The book is as it says, a dictionary of Arabic types, comprised of 656 pages and featuring over 200 Arabic fonts from around the world. Each font is featured in display size, average size, and small text size, along with an overview on its style classification, author, format, date of issue, first issuing, use, characteristics, and font family. Our section included fonts such as AlYaum Newspaper, AlJazira newspaper, Saudi Hollandi Bank, SHMS, Always, and our award-winning Midan.

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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:  

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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: