Nuqta – Arabic typography and calligraphy online

Sorry – no posts for weeks and then two in one day! Will try to get back into a more consistent routine… As I’ve said before, please do get in touch if you’d like to blog with me on this site or have resources you’d like me to shout about!

Just come across this lovely site through twitter: Nuqta,

nuqta - typography

The world’s first user-generated mobile museum of Arabic typography and calligraphy.

Created by You, for You. Available on the iTunes app store.

It’s supported by the Khatt Foundation for Arabic typography, which I’d never heard of before but which also sounds wonderful, and Design Days Dubai.

If this is your cup of tea, you might also be interested in these books:

* Arabesque – Graphic Design from the Arab World and Persia – Ben Wittner (Editor), Sascha Thoma (Editor), Nicolas Bourquin (Editor), Huda Smitshuijzen Abifares (Foreword)

* Arabic Typography by Huda Smitshuijzen Abifares

* Arabic for Designers by Mourad Boutros

And over on the Inspiration blog is a lovely post with 24 beautiful examples of modern Arabic typography


About Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp

Literary translator from Arabic, German and Russian into English
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2 Responses to Nuqta – Arabic typography and calligraphy online

  1. Sarah Irving says:

    Maybe if you had another day like this, with lots of unaccustomed productivity, you could use the ‘scheduling’ feature on WordPress to save one of the posts for a few days later, and make it look like you were being more regular?

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