Writing Arabic

From Script to Type

Stefan Moginet

This book, abundantly illustrated with examples of Arabic handwriting, calligraphy, and typography, clearly presents the development of Arabic writing

English edition
15 November 2009
112 pp.
100 illus.
16X23cm
ISBN 9789774162923
Not for sale in Canada

$24.95

This book, abundantly illustrated with examples of Arabic handwriting, calligraphy, and typography, clearly presents the development of Arabic writing styles, from the beginning with reed pens to twenty-first century computerized typesetting. The author explains the importance of writing instruments and the surfaces onto which letters are inscribed, including the particular challenges introduced with the innovation of the printing press, and later the computer. Arabic Writing will interest not only those interested in the extraordinary history of writing, but also graphic designers, calligraphers, and visual artists, enabling an understanding of the development of existing styles, and providing a foundation from which new logotypes and character fonts can be designed.

Stefan Moginet

Stefan Moginet, a graphic and type designer, has worked for over fifteen years in Morocco and Tunisia in the press, publishing, and advertising industries.
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