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Type design in Bahrein


Ahmed El-Malah

Manama, Bahrein-based Ahmed El-Malah created a free AI-format Arabic calligraphic typeface in 2015. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ebrahim Jaffar
[Eje Studio]

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Eje Studio
[Ebrahim Jaffar]

Eje Studio is a creative agency located in Bahrain founded by Ebrahim Jaffar. In 2016, he designed a bespoke typeface for the Alamer supermarket. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fatema Buasallai

Galali, Bahrein-based designer of the decorative floral caps alphabet Sakura (2014) and the ornamental alphabet Anime (2014). She also created some pictograms in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hussain Nashaba

Manama, Bahrein-based designer of the free techno typeface Courrage Beta (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jaafar Hamza

Hamad Town, Bahrein-based creator of an experimental and quite expressive squarish typeface in 2015. He specializes in Arabic calligraphy. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Designer in Bahrein. He used the logo of Bahrein Air to change a few glyphs in Clarice (the font used by Bahrein Air) in order to make the names of the destinations stand out. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jawaher Alali

Type designer from Muharraq, Bahrain who graduated from the MATD program in Type Design at the University of Reading in 2016. Her graduation typeface is jayaan, a multiscript typeface for magazines and cultural publications that covers Latin, Arabic, and Greek. She explains: Layaan Arabic includes a regular and bold naskh, plus a ruqaah secondary style. The ruqaah was designed as a modern interpretation of the traditional style, and it can be used both as a display style and emphasis style in text. To work well with the naskh, the ruqaah incorporates connections for a horizontal baseline. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joshua Holmes

Art director in Sheffield, UK, and Manama, Bahrain, who created the wide display typeface Kove (2018) and the interlocking octagonal stencil typeface TF1 (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Najla Qamber

Najla Qamber or Najla Camber (Bahrein) designed the handcrafted Latin typefaces Starved (2016), Allison's Marker (2016), Thin Man (2016), Wednesday's Hand (2014, a children's hand type), Nada (2014), Marg (2013) and Hand&Low (2013). Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Qassim Haider

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[Qassim Haider]

Qtypography is Qassim Haider's type foundry, est. 2014 in Manama, Bahrein. Designer of the Adhari Park Fonts (2010), an Arabic type family. In 2015, he created QT Square Kufic, which was followed in 2016 by QT Arabic Pixelated Pro and QT Arabic Modern City. Home page. Calligraphy link. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Valentin Brustaux

Swiss graphic and type designer who studied first at Ecole des Arts Décoratifs de Genève (2000) and then at the University of Reading (Masters in type design, 2007). He lives and works in Geneva. He created Tiina (2007) at the University of Reading, a Latin/Cyrillic type family, which won an award at TDC2 2008. Tiina was completed with the help of Fred Smeijers in 2010, and was added to the OurType collection. He also did the identity design for the Kingdom of Bahrein Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2010.

Valentin designed the Telugu part of Adobe Telugu (while Robert Slimbach did the Latin). Adobe Telugu won an award at the Type Directors Club's Type Design Competition 2019. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Zaher Almajed

Zaher Al Majed is an art director in Manama, Bahrain. In 2014, he designed the free lion claw-inspired compass-and-ruler typeface Zodiaclaw, and the free ITC Fenice modification Meticulous Ariel. During his computer and communication engineering studies at Ahlia University (Bahrain) in 2015, he created the free circle-based font Alien Glyph (2015).

In 2016, he designed the free display typeface Averoster. In 2017, he published the fashion mag didone typefaces Quartz (free) and Ahpuch Apollyon (free). [Google] [More]  ⦿