Huda AbiFarès, Netherlands (2015)
Dr. Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès is the Founding Director of the Khatt Foundation. Based in Amsterdam, her professional, cultural, and educational activities extend from the US, to Europe and the Arab...Read full biography
Dr. Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès is the Founding Director of the Khatt Foundation. Based in Amsterdam, her professional, cultural, and educational activities extend from the US, to Europe and the Arab World. She holds a PhD from Leiden University, an MFA from Yale University, and a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design. She is a member of AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale). She specializes in multilingual typographic research and design, and has published several books on this topic. She currently supervises research of PhD candidates at Leiden University’s Arts Program and works as a design curator, researcher, writer, designer, and publisher.
Arabic Typography, a comprehensive sourcebook
Saqi Books, London
Received with wide acclaim, Arabic Typography was the first seminal book published on the subject. Arabic Typography takes the reader through a comprehensive study of Arabic letterforms, starting with a concise historical overview of their development and styles, and proceeding to the latest design and technological advances. It establishes the foundations for future Arabic type-design innovation. The book serves as a valuable reference on Arabic typography.
2016 – today
- Leiden University (The Netherlands)