Al Khtot W Al Nkosh
This project is an inspirational kit for graphic designers. The main aim of this project is to inspire graphic designs who want to design any type-based design from the history of calligraphy instead of getting inspired from the Latin script. Based on research it was proven that there is a serious problem with the usage of Arabic calligraphy styles in the market. To clarify, there is a lack of Arabic fonts compared to the Latin ones even the quality of the existed Arabic ones are not good enough because most of them are based on Latinization. Latinization is the use of the Latin script to create the Arabic letters like for example flipping the “e” to be the” و”. Another example is the use of the negative spaces from the Latin letters to create the Arabic ones as utilizing the negative space from the D to create the & quote; ص"e ;Not only fonts but also any type-based designs. However, the history of Arabic calligraphy contains a wide range of varieties in styles. Theses styles exist on different materials in different places. Thus, my main aim in this project is to make a reference for Arab graphic designers to get inspired from the history of Arabic calligraphy within the historical reference instead of getting inspired from the Latin scripts.
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Nwishy, Israa Osama, "Al Khtot W Al Nkosh" (2018). Capstone and Graduation Projects. 113.
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