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Bilingual Typeface Design


The Mathaf Typeface

This is a fantastic example of an Arabic and Latin influenced bilingual typeface. Designed by Tarek Atrissi for the Arab Museum of Modern Art in Qatar, this typeface was developed through a plethora of experimentation and testing, and the result is an elegant and beautiful script font.

“Without being labeled as an Arabic font with calligraphic features or a font with contemporary typographic features, the Mathaf-script typeface is above all a font reflecting a personal expression.” says Tarek. It is “an expression that is maybe typical to any piece present in a Museum of Modern Art.”

Read more about the process and the project on Tarek’s Blog



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