21/03 2015

Remembering Samir Kassir: On Arab victimhood and the cult of death

I am ashamed to admit that I never knew of Samir Kassir until after I heard of his assassination. But the beauty of ideas is that they can live on, and that they are immune to car bombs. This article includes an extract from a bookREAD MORE

 
Posted in Arabic fonts
13/02 2015

Zapfino Arabic is released!

Finally it is here! Lots of places where you can read up and take a look:

Font feature on Linotype.com with a short interview as well.

A story of how Zapfino got adapted into Arabic.

And a youtube video showing an animation of the design. Made it myself :)

 

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6/12 2014

The joys of Lebanese slang: Food

This is a poster series showcasing some of my favourite Lebanese phrases that have hilarious linguistic composition. Very evocative too! The posters are set in my new typeface Hamra Str.