Al-Andalus

Andreu Balius

Al-Andalus is a multiscript font family that matchmakes both Latin and Arabic scripts in a harmonic dialogue. Al-Andalus is based on traditional Naskh calligraphic style and it is intended for Arabic literature text composition. The calligraphic flow makes the text very dynamic and elegant. It includes both extended Latin and extended Arabic (Farsi and Urdu). Al-Andalus combines perfectly well with Pradell Roman as its Latin companion.

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    Andreu Balius, Spain (2010)

    Andreu Balius is a type designer and digital punchcutter based in Barcelona (Spain). He designs retail and custom typefaces at typerepublic.com and has been awarded with several Excellence in...

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    Al-Andalus is a multiscript font family that matchmakes both Latin and Arabic scripts in a harmonic dialogue. Al-Andalus is based on traditional Naskh calligraphic style and it is intended for Arabic literature text composition. The calligraphic flow makes the text very dynamic and elegant. It includes both extended Latin and extended Arabic (Farsi and Urdu). Al-Andalus combines perfectly well with Pradell Roman as its Latin companion.

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    Andreu Balius, Spain (2010)

      Andreu Balius is a type designer and digital punchcutter based in Barcelona (Spain). He designs retail and custom typefaces at typerepublic.com and has been awarded with several Excellence in Type Design for his type design work. He is also a member of TDC (Type Directors Club) and ATypI (Association Typographique Internationale).
      He holds a PhD in Design from the University of Southampton (UK) and teaches typography and type design at EINA, University School of Design and Art, in Barcelona. Apart from his type affairs, he also loves hiking and riding on his mountain bike.

      Publications

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      Type at work. The use of type in editorial design

      (2003)

      • Andreu Balius

      Bis publishers

      Use of type in editorial design explained through different approaches from conceptual to experimental. English edition, published by BIS publishers. Amsterdam, 2003. French edition, published by Pyramid. Paris, 2003. Spanish edition, published by IndexBook. Barcelona, 2003.

      Education

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      Professor

      • Undergraduate,  
      • Postgraduate

      2014 – today

      • EINA, Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art de Barcelona (Spain)

      Professor at Typography and type design projects

      Associate professor

      • Undergraduate

      2000 – 2014

      • Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Spain)

      Professor of design practices at Faculty of Audiovisual Communication

      Awards

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      • 2013

      European Design Award - Gold
      • 2011

      European Design Award - Broze
      • 2010

      European Design Award - Bronze
      • 2005

      Excellence in Type Design TDC
      • 2002

      Excellence in Type Design TDC - Jury’s choice
      • 2001

      Excellence in Type Design - ATypI
      • 1997

      Adobe Power of Design Award