The Galley Club

Nadine Chahine | The Politics of Arabic Type Design

Tuesday, 5 May 2020; 6:30pm at The Water Rats, Grays Inn Road, Kings Cross

Book here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nadine-chahine-the-politics-of-arabic-type-design-tickets-89565874943

Power. Politics. Identity.

Typefaces embody the unspoken messages in our words, which is why it’s more important than ever that there is plurality for the voices of the Arabic culture. Nadine’s talk will argue that there’s a place for both the classical and the modern lettering in the contemporary language and presents her exploration of Arabic type design through key projects and milestones.

Dr Nadine Chahine is an award-winning Lebanese type designer. She has an MA in Typeface Design from the University of Reading, UK, and a PhD from Leiden University, The Netherlands. She has numerous awards including two Awards for Excellence in Type Design from the Type Directors Club in New York in 2008 and 2011. Her typefaces include: Frutiger Arabic, Neue Helvetica Arabic, Univers Next Arabic, Palatino Arabic, and Koufiya.

Nadine’s work has been featured in the 5th edition of Megg’s History of Graphic Design and in 2012 she was selected by Fast Company as one of its 100 Most Creative People in Business. In 2016 her work was showcased in the 4th edition of First Choice which highlights the work of the 250 top global designers. In 2017, Nadine was selected by Creative Review to their Creative Leaders 50.

 

Members bookings are free; guests and visitors can buy tickets for this event.  Nearest station to The Water Rats: Kings Cross [5- minutes’ walk]. Non-members can attend by paying £10 [includes buffet with wine]. Seasonal Membership £35

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