Two new Arabic projects of note

John Hudson's picture

Arabic Graffiti book by Pascal Zoghbi to be published this week.

‘Arabic calligraphy and type design’ article by Kristyan Sarkis published on Typotheque website, showing development of the Thuraya typeface.

hrant's picture

The Graffiti book looks nice. But I don't get the cover at all...

Thuraya's baseline-shift trick is cool.

hhp

John Hudson's picture

Thuraya's baseline-shift trick is cool.

You mean the unitisation of the baseline shift, or the cursive attachment mechanism in general. The latter is not new, and has been implemented in other OT fonts, but the unitisation in Thuraya is interesting because unlike various historical forms of type unitisation it isn't a technical requirement or limitation but a positive feature of the design.

hrant's picture

I meant the discrete stair-stepping, which seems like an elegant simplification.

hhp

behnam's picture

Very interesting.
Yes 'stair-stepping' might be very convenient in design development.

AzizMostafa's picture

Kashida-free + stepping font that typesets uneven word + line spacings?!
http://typophile.com/node/81970

Zia ul Hasan Wasti's picture

السلام علیكم جناب محترمی جان ہڈ سن
میں یہاں نیا ہوں اور آپ سے ایم ایس وولٹ كے بارے پوچھنا چاہتا ہوں كہ یہ كیا كام كرتا ہے اور كیسے
مثلا لح انٹ لگیچر بنا ہوا ہے مگر لحی لگیچر نہیں چل رہا وولٹ میں اس كی كیا وجہ ہوسكتی ہے اگر آپ اس بارے میں جانتے ہیں تو میری رہنمائی فرمائیں

والسلام
ضیائ الحسن واسطی

LexLuengas's picture

What a great find! How does it come I didn't see this thread before? A very informative article, with a lot of hard work put into those illustrations. Looking forward to buying a copy of Zoghbi's Arabic Graffiti.

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