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Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès

Winning the Match

Posted by Gestalten—09/2011

Typographer, graphic designer, researcher, and writer Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès is the founder of the Khatt Foundation, Center for Arabic Typography, which is dedicated to advancing design research and typography in the Middle East, North Africa, and their diaspora. We met the Amsterdam-based expert for bilingual typographic research and design—whose project Typographic Matchmaking in the City is featured in Gestalten's Arabesque 2: Graphic Design from the Arab World and Persia—to talk about the relationships between Arab and Latin typography, typography and architecture, as well as the visual musicality of calligraphy.

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A production by Gestalten Script Editor: Ole Wagner Editor: Andrea Cadorin Camera: Anselm Belser Location: Berlin Copyright 2011 Die Gestalten Verlag GmbH & Co. KG