TypeAraby is an experimental platform dedicated to creating, preserving, and evolving Arabic typography and type design. It was founded by Basma Hamdy, a research-based designer, author, curator, and associate professor of Graphic Design at VCUarts Qatar.
TypeAraby is a laboratory space for cultivating a contemporary vision for Arabic type while maintaining and promoting its traditional calligraphic roots as an important mechanism for language sustainability.
The platform is a springboard for events, workshops, lectures, exhibitions, and publications that engage local, regional and international creative communities. TypeAraby is currently conducting research in the Liwan archival library, looking at the history of Arabic type through our vast children's book collection.