Multilingual Kufic

Multilingual Kufic
with Nada Abdallah

Type West Public Workshop
Online Workshop
Sat–Sun, Jul 17–18, 2021
10:00am–5:00pm PDT

We’re excited to bring to the Archive this popular two-day workshop from Lebanese designer and educator Nada Abdallah. Finding inspiration in the Kufic script, a geometric form of Arabic calligraphy, you’ll add multicultural imagination to your lettering.

The easy-to-follow exercises begin with words that relate to “peace,” giving you the skills to produce messages of creativity and hope. The resulting wordshapes offer a modular and dynamic toolkit for animations, patterns, and other motifs.

Learning Outcomes
  • Analyzing the ancient Kufic script forms
  • Manipulating grids
  • Integrating motifs with typography
Required Materials
  • Grid Paper
  • Pens & markers
  • Computer
Diversity and Equity Scholarship

Diversity and Equity are important to all of us at Letterform Archive, and we are committed to increasing opportunities for underrepresented groups within the type and design communities.

We are offering one BIPOC/Equity scholarship seat in this workshop.

To apply for this scholarship, please complete and submit to us the short form linked here a week prior to the start of the workshop.

About Nada Abdallah
Nada Abdallah

Nada Abdallah is an artist, designer, educator, and founder of the Bilarabic Design Festival. She studied Visual Communication at the American University of Sharjah and at Lebanese University. Prior to joining the University of Sharjah, she taught Design at the Higher Colleges of Technology, Lebanese University, and Lebanese International University. She has won several awards in design and photography, in the USA and elsewhere. Active since the early 1990s, her work and her research focus on Arabic Calligraphy and Typography, and prehistoric motif design.

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