Power in Design

Power in Design
Nadine Chahine

Workshop at Letterform Archive
Type West Public Workshop
Sat–Sun, Feb 1–2, 2020

What is the nature of power, and in how many forms does it manifest itself? Who is able to wield power and how can it be utilised effectively? This workshop draws on the the theories of international relations and power politics in order to draw linkages with the world of design and visual communication. It aims to connect campaign design to the larger context of politics and international relations.

The workshop will run for 12 hours over the weekend, and will consist of 3 hours of lecturing and 9 hours of design. The lectures will focus on the questions outlined above, and the design time will be dedicated to campaign setup and communication design.

Required Materials
  • Laptops
  • Sketchbooks
About Nadine Chahine

Dr. Nadine Chahine is an award-winning Lebanese type designer and principal at ArabicType Ltd. She has an MA in Typeface Design from the University of Reading, UK, and a PhD from Leiden University, The Netherlands. She has numerous awards including two Awards for Excellence in Type Design from the Type Directors Club in New York in 2008 and 2011. Her typefaces include: Frutiger Arabic, Neue Helvetica Arabic, Univers Next Arabic, Palatino Arabic, and Koufiya. Nadine's work has been featured in the 5th edition of Meggs’s History of Graphic Design and in 2012 she was selected by Fast Company as one of its 100 Most Creative People in Business. In 2016 her work was showcased in the 4th edition of First Choice which highlights the work of the 250 top global designers. In 2017, Nadine was selected by Creative Review to their Creative Leaders 50.