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Typographic Expression Across Time: From Archives to Contemporary Practices



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We offer our courses and classes at subsidized rates for students, educators, and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of color) individuals.

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The course focuses on the significance of incorporating Arab cultural and historical elements into design work, particularly in the field of type design and typography, utilizing the diverse visual archives available. This approach enables designers to produce exceptional works that exhibit the diversity and opulence of Arab culture while preserving and promoting its cultural heritage and traditions.
Consequently, it cultivates a sense of pride and harmony among Arabs, locally and worldwide. Furthermore, the global design industry values cultural diversity, and designers who embrace their individual perspectives and identities can contribute to a more comprehensive and diverse design community.

This class is available to purchase individually, or at a discounted rate when the course pass is purchased.


  • Omaima Dajani

    Omaima Dajani is a graphic and type designer, a lettering artist, a researcher and an instructor from Jerusalem, where she obtained a BDes in Visual Communication, specializing in graphic and typographic design. She is a trained social archivist at Khazaaen and a researcher at the Arabic Design Arch...
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  • Naïma Ben Ayed

    Naïma Ben Ayed is a Provence born (France), Paris graduate (Estienne school, 2009), London based, type and graphic designer. She set up her independent practice in 2019 after working for several years at Dalton Maag studio. She creates Arabic and Latin retail and custom typefaces as well as letteri...
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