6-14 October 2017

Advanced Arabic Type Design

Tarek Atrissi

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About the Workshop

This three-day workshop offers advanced training in designing Arabic typefaces, and is open to designers with a strong interest in typography, or with previous experience in Arabic type design wishing to advance their design and technical skills. The workshop will address both the design and technical aspect of the process of conceptualizing, creating and producing an Arabic typeface; with a specific emphasis on conceiving creative display font styles that are missing from the range of Arabic fonts available in the market.

About Tarek Atrissi

Tarek Atrissi is a graphic designer and typographer. Tarek’s design studio Tarek Atrissi Design is based in Barcelona and the Netherlands. He has received international awards for his work, including the Type Directors Club New York, The Adobe Design Achievement awards, and the design for Asia award. Atrissi's clients include Apple, Mathaf Museum of Modern Art and the V&A museum in London. He is the founder of arabictypography.com, an Arabic type foundry designing and developing Arabic Typefaces for branding needs. He was recently selected as one of the most 100 most influential Lebanese figures around the world.

About Design Institute Amman

Design Institute Amman was founded in 2012 as a multi-disciplinary design education and training project to upgrade the skills and capabilities of designers and enhance the competitiveness of regional businesses through design. Courses and workshops are open to professionals and design enthusiasts wishing to invest in developing their skills or transitioning into new careers. Design courses offered are in graphic, product, interior, fashion, jewelry and accessories. The Institute also offers summer and after-school courses for kids and teens to create awareness in art and design and lead them into finding a future in design.

Jabal Amman

Complex No 42, Muath Bin Jabal Street, 1st Circle