A brief overview of the various Arabic calligraphic styles
Guest author Sahar Afshar is giving an overview of the various Arabic calligraphic styles, many of which were influential on todays typographic conventions and rendering.
24 May 2016
A work in progress – Nassim 2.0
Titus Nemeth is looking back on the development of Nassim, his genre defying Latin-Arabic typeface – an ongoing process, spanning over ten years.
17 May 2016
Considerations in multilingual type design
This essay will discuss several case studies in different writing systems (scripts, a shorter term, is used hereafter to signify the same). The point is to illustrate the current challenges connected with typographic improvements in scripts.
16 February 2015
Note on the new edition of Aisha
Titus Nemeth discusses innovation in type design and an unprecedented introduction of ranging numerals to Arabic typography he has made with the new edition of Aisha.
8 April 2014
Nassim on BBC Arabic
Following the redesign of the mother-page of the BBC News, BBC Arabic and BBC Persian launched their redesigned websites. These are probably the first, and certainly the biggest websites yet to use webfonts – Arabic webfonts that is. The BBC uses custom versions of Nassim by Titus Nemeth. The typeface was painstakingly optimised for screen and for the web.
2 April 2011