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Pascal Zoghbi: Arabic Type Designer & Typographer (Visitar)



Arabic Graffiti Book / Call for Entries

Arabic Type (+)   05/10/2010

This post is a call for entries for the Arabic Graffiti Book that is in the making.Without regional borders or constraints, ‘Arabic Graffiti’ references the use of Arabic script in urban context. It showcases artists, graffiti writers and typographers fro (+)


Present Persian Language

Arabic Type (+)   03/09/2010

During my last trip to Tehran, I was amazed by the amount of transliterated words in the present Persian language that comes from the English and French language.BazarIn the Arab nations transliteration is adopted when a certain foreign word cannot be tra (+)


Today Posters

Arabic Type (+)   20/08/2010

I was invited by The Iranian Artists Organization to be one of the international jury members for selecting the winning posters for the Today Posters competition. Detailed info about the exhibit and the winners can be found on the Today Posters Website. (+)


LamasaTech Logo

Arabic Type (+)   09/07/2010

Simplified abstract calligraphy of the word “Lamasat”. It is the logo for LamasaTech interactive firm. (The word “lamasat” is Arabic for several touches.)LamasaTech is a multiple touch screen developers firm. They develop all kinds of complete bespoke mul (+)


LamasaTech Logo

Arabic Type (+)   09/07/2010

Simplified abstract calligraphy of the word “Lamasat”. It is the logo for LamasaTech interactive firm. (The word “lamasat” is Arabic for several touches.)LamasaTech is a multiple touch screen developers firm. They develop all kinds of complete bespoke mul (+)


1st Printing Press in the Middle East

Arabic Type (+)   16/06/2010

The Printing press of Saint Antonius in “Quzhayya” is the first printing press in the Middle East. It is located in a monastery in the Valley of the Saints in the mountains of the north Kaza of Lebanon. According to historians, a movable type printing pre (+)


1st Printing Press in the Middle East

Arabic Type (+)   16/06/2010

The Printing press of Saint Antonius in “Quzhayya” is the first printing press in the Middle East. It is located in a monastery in the Valley of the Saints in the mountains of the north Kaza of Lebanon. According to historians, a movable type printing pre (+)


Nada Debs Arabic Kufi Type

Arabic Type (+)   13/05/2010

Nada Debs Arabic font is a simplified Kufi font with high contrast between the vertical and horizontal pen strokes. Nada Debs design studio is a modern interior and industrial design house focusing on eastern patterns and geometry in the design of their f (+)


Nada Debs Arabic Kufi Type

Arabic Type (+)   13/05/2010

Nada Debs Arabic font is a simplified Kufi font with high contrast between the vertical and horizontal pen strokes. Nada Debs design studio is a modern interior and industrial design house focusing on eastern patterns and geometry in the design of their f (+)


29Letters featured on Guide to Art School’s list of the Top 50 typography blogs

Arabic Type (+)   11/05/2010

29Letters has been featured on Guide to Art School’s list of the Top 50 typography blogs. The typo blogs were hand-picked to be the list of the favorite typography blogs and outlined the unique reasons why SR Education Group think they’re great. 29letters (+)


29Letters featured on Guide to Art School’s list of the Top 50 typography blogs

Arabic Type (+)   11/05/2010

29Letters has been featured on Guide to Art School’s list of the Top 50 typography blogs. The typo blogs were hand-picked to be the list of the favorite typography blogs and outlined the unique reasons why SR Education Group think they’re great. 29letters (+)


Arabic Chocolate Cookies

Arabic Type (+)   17/04/2010

I moved in my new studio this week, and we had a small cooking party. It was fun to make Light Arabic cookie letters by hand and have them come out from the oven Extra Bold. The Arabic chocolate letters tasted great and also looked fat and awesome!Arabic (+)


Art Reoriented Logo / Corporate Identity

Arabic Type (+)   11/04/2010

Art Reoriented, a curatorial and art consulting practice specializing in contemporary art from the Middle East, was founded by Till Fellrath and Sam Bardaouil. Art Reoriented logotype. The word Art reads when the logo is straight, and once flipped/reorien (+)


Massira Spray in This Is Not a Love Song

Arabic Type (+)   10/04/2010

Massira Spray, one of my graduation Arabic fonts at Type & Media / KABK, was used for This Is Not a Love Song exhibition at The Empty Quarter in DIFC in Dubai, UAE. (+)


Khatt exhibition at the Doha Calligraphy Biennale

Arabic Type (+)   10/04/2010

The Typographic Matchmaking 02 promotional/teaser posters were displayed in the Khatt Foundation section at the Waqif Art Center in Souk Waqif, Doha, Qatar. The exhibition was part of the Doha Calligraphy Biennale.Here is a link to a small article written (+)


Khatt exhibition at the Doha Calligraphy Biennale

Arabic Type (+)   10/04/2010

The Typographic Matchmaking 02 promotional/teaser posters were displayed in the Khatt Foundation section at the Waqif Art Center in Souk Waqif, Doha, Qatar. The exhibition was part of the Doha Calligraphy Biennale.Here is a link to a small article written (+)


Experimental Arabic/Latin Type Workshop

Arabic Type (+)   01/03/2010

Arabic Letter “Yeh” of Seria Arabic type drawn with coffee, ink and dantelle pattern. Students in the Advanced Typography course at the Lebanese American University [LAU] were asked to experiment with textures/patterns and try to apply them on existing bi (+)


Al Maha (Oryx) Arabic Logo

Arabic Type (+)   10/02/2010

The text was written by Huda AbiFares for the 2nd issue of the Oryx Magazine in its new look.Al Maha (Oryx) LogotypeThe Elegant Lightness of Arabic CalligraphyWhen Agency Fish was commissioned to re-design Qatar Airways’ Oryx (Al Maha) in -flight magazine (+)


Arabic Logotypes , Arabic/English Logotypes & English Logotypes

Arabic Type (+)   05/01/2010

The Latest Arabic Logotypes , Arabic/English Logotypes & English Logotypes created by 29letters.Al Maha Logotype for Oryx Magazine , Qatar Airways:Corporate Identity/ Branding for Oryx Magazine for Qatar Airways in collaboration with Agency Fish, London, (+)


Beijing Typography 2009 Interview

Arabic Type (+)   05/01/2010

10 Questionnaires from Beijing Typography 2009 conference.Answered by Pascal Zoghbi.The Interview was published in the BT09 Book Catalogue.1. When was the last time you wrote a letter by hand? When was the last time you received a hand-written letter?I ca (+)


Kaf-Boom: Arabic Graffiti in Lebanon and the Arab World

Arabic Type (+)   05/11/2009

I will be giving a lecture about Arabic graffiti in Lebanon and the Arab World (like Palestine, Jordan, Egypt…) on the 18th of November at 16:00 at Notre Dame University part of the City Street Conference.ABSTRACT: Though the graffiti scene in the Arab wo (+)


Typograpic Matchmaking at ICOGRADA Beijing 09

Arabic Type (+)   17/10/2009

Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares will be presenting the Typographic Matchmaking in the City 2.0 project at the XIN ICOGRADA Bejing 09 World Design Congress. The presentation will use the project case studies to explore what it means to push the notion of typogr (+)


Typographic Matchmaking 02 (sneak preview)

Arabic Type (+)   29/09/2009

The Typographic Matchmaking 02: Type in the City project is half way in the making. The 4th workshop (after Amsterdam, Dubai and Beirut) was held in Friesland Holland end September.Below is a sneak preview of the type work our team is doing.Arabic letter (+)


Beirut! 3alal Yameen.

Arabic Type (+)   18/09/2009

“Beirut! 3alal Yameen” (Beirut! Stop on the right) is a self-initiated poster on representing Beirut in few items and words. The poster will be exhibited in the Icograda World Design Congress 2009 in Bejing. It is hard to see the details and the over feel (+)


Logotype for Aylat Rashid (Rashid Family) new 3D Cartoon

Arabic Type (+)   25/08/2009

Aylat Rashid is a new cartoon series that will be showing in Ramadan. It is the second 3D cartoon after Freej and it could be even better! I was asked by ToonWorks (the producing animation company of the program) to created the logotype. Below is a brief (+)


Experimental Arabic/Latin Font Adaptation workshop

Arabic Type (+)   10/08/2009

A two days workshop at Zico House for design instructors from Dar Al- Hekma College. July 2009. Display Arabic type created by Ghinwa.Text written by “Nina Kreidie” and “Ghinwa Yassine” from “Dar Al- Hekma College” in Saudi Arabia.This two day workshop wa (+)


LebRecord Interview

Arabic Type (+)   30/06/2009

LebRecord is a website dedicated to the visual arts in Lebanon and how they interact and relate to the visual arts at large. It is an online art and culture magazine.You can read the interview Mr. Maroun Kassab did with me as the features lebanese artist (+)


29letters T-Shirts

Arabic Type (+)   26/06/2009

I did some Arabic Vernacular T-Shirts design in my spare time.I would appreciate your comments on them.You would buy any? There is a style you prefer against another? or…The slang Lebanese sentence “شو في ما في؟” is used as “What’s Up?” in English. It... (+)


Arabic Type-Bomb / lecture at AUS 28th April

Arabic Type (+)   22/04/2009

I will be giving a lecture on Arabic type at AUS (American University of Sharjah) on the 28th of April at 17:00. Design professionals and students from the UAE are welcomed to attend the lecture and participate in the Arabic type discussions that will fol (+)


ALWatan Headlines Arabic Typeface

Arabic Type (+)   16/04/2009

AlWatan typeface is a corporate Arabic headlines typeface for Al Watan newspaper in Saudi Arabia KSA. The font is exclusive for 1 year for the newspaper starting from 2009. The brief was to create a new, young and crispy Arabic type that will appeal to yo (+)


The 1st Arabic font published by FontFont :: FF SeriaArabic

Arabic Type (+)   03/04/2009

The first Arabic typeface in the FontFont library, Pascal Zoghbi’s design was originally called Sada, the Arabic word for “echo”. Accordingly, this face is the echo of FF Seria by Martin Majoor. FF Seria Arabic is a young crispy type based on the Nasekh s (+)


TypoMatch02 : Type In The City :: Amsterdam Dubai

Arabic Type (+)   27/03/2009

This is the 3rd Team in the TypoMatch 02 project. Latin type designer Mr. Erik van Blokland, Architect Mrs. Joumana al Jabri and myself as the Arabic type designer.The Khatt Foundation launched the project in February 2009 at Mediamatic in Amsterdam. The (+)


The 3rd International Graphic Biennial of the Islamic World

Arabic Type (+)   16/03/2009

I was asked by the organizers of the Biennial to post this info about this year’s 3rd edition. Anyone interested you can find all the needed info below.——————————————————————————————————The 3rd... (+)


TypoMatch 02: Type in the City – Amsterdam/Dubai

Arabic Type (+)   08/03/2009

The Khatt Foundation is launching the Typographic Matchmaking sequel — Typographic Matchmaking in the City V2.0 project — which focuses on typography’s use in placemaking within an urban context.The design teams consist of carefully “matched” Dutch and Ar (+)


Baseet Type for ContempArabia

Arabic Type (+)   08/03/2009

Baseet is a hybrid Neo-Naskh / Modern Kufi geometric typeface. It is a mixture of straight vertical, horizontal and diagonal pen stokes incorporated in-between curved corners and edges.The font work perfectly with mono-spaced Roman fonts that share the sa (+)


Arabic Logotypes Adaptations for Latin Logotypes

Arabic Type (+)   26/01/2009

Creating Arabic adaptations for existing Latin logotype is not a matter a copy pasting (chopped-up & collage) letter parts from the Latin to create the Arabic, but a real understand of both Latin and Arabic script and the ability to work professionally wi (+)


Arabic Logotype Adaptation for existing Latin Logotype

Arabic Type (+)   25/01/2009

Creating Arabic adaptations for existing Latin logotype is not a matter a copy pasting (chopped-up & collage) letter parts from the Latin to create the Arabic, but a real understand of both Latin and Arabic script and the ability to work professionally wi (+)


Arabic Logotypes Adaptations for Latin Logotypes

Arabic Type (+)   22/01/2009

Creating Arabic adaptations for existing Latin logotype is not a matter a copy pasting (chopped-up & collage) letter parts from the Latin to create the Arabic, but a real understand of both the Latin and Arabic script and the ability to work professionall (+)


The First Arabic Press in Lebanon & The Middle East

Arabic Type (+)   05/01/2009

“Al-Shamas Abdullah Zakher” founded the first Arabic printing press in the middle in 1734. The press is located in “Deir Mar Youhana” in “Khinshara”. The printing press operated from 1734 till1899. It was the first Arabic printing press in the Middle East (+)


Corporate Identity Design Proposal / Beirut Art Center

Arabic Type (+)   02/01/2009

The opening of Beirut Art Center is in February 2009. I have participated in the design pitch for the corporate identity for the art center. A different design approach was chosen by the comity of the center, but below is a sneak preview of what I present (+)


“What are these Arabic letters?” lecture at The Royal Library in Stockholm organized by A4.

Arabic Type (+)   28/11/2008

I will be giving a lecture about the present state of Arabic Type and Typography at The Royal Library in Stockholm organized by A4.The lecture will take place on the 5th of december at 14:00 part of the Typographical Friday Lectures of A4.        (+)


Bombing Beirut – Arabic Graffiti Workshop

Arabic Type (+)   07/11/2008

On the 4th, 5th and 6th of December I took part of an Arabic graffiti workshop which was given by the German graffiti artist Mr. Don Kari. It was great to finally meet up with Lebanese graffiti artist and get to know the people behind the graffiti and tag (+)


TypePistols – PAGE Magazine

Arabic Type (+)   27/10/2008

PAGE Magazine article on type design graduates from Type & Media and Reading.       (+)


Lebanese Graffiti 02

Arabic Type (+)   03/10/2008

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My Mulsaq Project Entry “Ma7rousa ya 3arousa”

Arabic Type (+)   03/10/2008

Ma7rousa ya 3arousa entry in the Mulsaq Project.Cargo trucks in Lebanon and the Middle East are usually painted with Arabic calligraphy using vernacular Arabic words. The Arabic word “mahrousa” is literarily painted on every cargo truck in Lebanon mostly (+)



MoreCult Summer 09 Collection. Arabic Kufi Patterns in Fashion.

Arabic Type (+)   04/09/2008

MoreCult is a new Dutch based fashion company working on creating cross cultural designs for young non-Arab people (especially in Europe). Arabic Type and Calligraphy is integrated into casual modern fashion clothing. For the summer Collection 2009, I was (+)


Kufi Workshop and Lecture at ATypI St. Petersburg

Arabic Type (+)   01/09/2008

I will be giving a lecture and a workshop at ATypI Conference this year. For Further info link to the ATypI website. (+)


Square Kufi Vinyl Cut Design on my Mini Cooper “witty” ;)

Arabic Type (+)   01/09/2008

Being an Arabic Kufi Script freak, i have lately design a modern Square Kufi pattern for my car. :) I have called my Mini Cooper S “Witty” since it is a smart car with all the newest technologies in it, and it is so cute and lovely; hence the name “witty” (+)


Type]Media MD Course on the web

Arabic Type (+)   22/08/2008

An article written on I Love Typography about the Type and Media Course at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague. You can also get more info about the course at the Type]Mediaand The Royal Academy of Arts KABK websites. (+)



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