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Type design in Dubai
Dubai, UAE-based designer of the pixelish Arabic typeface Wala Tansu (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
Dubai-based designer of the political protest font family Gaza (2015), with typefaces Gaza48, Gaza67 and Gaza14 representing the size of Palestine as it evolved from 1948 and 1967 to 2014. [Google] [More] ⦿
Alfredo Marco Pradil
Alfredo Marco Pradil
Known as Ameer Ghanem and Ameer Magdy. Dubai, UAE-based designer of the modular typeface Burger & Brains (2017). Behance link. Creative Market link. Tumblr link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Andrew Paglinawan (Dubai, UAE) is a self-employed graphic designer, working in the fields of logo design, print design, web design and branding with the majority of his time spent designing and implementing marketing promotions for small businesses such as logos, brochures, letterhead, business cards, and posters. Creator of these typefaces:
Dafont link. Klingspor link. Fontspace link. Font Squirrel link. Kernest link. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
During her studies in Dubai, Ayesha AlSharid designed the shar-edged Arabic typeface Bakkah (2018). [Google] [More] ⦿
Dubai (and before that, Beirut Lebanon)-based designer of Celina (2015), a charming typeface with a hint of art nouveau warmth. In 2015, she created the Arabic kufi-style typeface Kanater. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
During her graphic design studies in Dubai, UAE, Dana Alhasan created the steampunk-inspired Latin / Arabic typeface Tick Tock (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
Dubai-based designer of the crystallized typeface Low Poly (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
Dubai-based creator of the octagonal paper fold typeface Yumm Sans (2011) and Idunno (2013, a hand-printed typeface). [Google] [More] ⦿
Art director in Dubai and/or Istabul, who created the pixel typeface Borderless in 2016. In 2018, Halilcan Cayan and Emrah Yildirim designed the roman caps / romain du roi style typeface Murmillo. [Google] [More] ⦿
Dubai, UAE-based designer of a squarish semi-stencil Latin / Arabic typeface in 2018. [Google] [More] ⦿
Dubai-based designer of the Arabic / Latin decorative typeface Romathen (2016). [Google] [More] ⦿
Dubai-based designer (b. 1992) of Tire Typeface (2015) for Latin and Arabic. [Google] [More] ⦿
Dubai-based graphic designer. At Type Cooper 2021, he developed the multiline display typeface Strings. [Google] [More] ⦿
Turkish graphic designer in Dubai. She created the hand-drawn typeface Gizem's Sketch in 2013 using iFontmaker.
Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Dubai-based designer of Box Trap (2019: a free squarish typeface), Flava Music (2019: a blackletter black metal font), and Miraal (2019: a free children's scrawl font). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graduate of the College of Architecture and Fine Arts, Batangas State University, The Philippines, who has been working as a graphic designer since 2005. He is currently located in Dubai, UAE and is a prolific type designer. His typefaces:
OFL link. Hellofont link (for purchasing his fonts). Behance link. Facebook link. He operates as Hanken Studio. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Dubai. In 2017, she created an outline typeface called Triangle. [Google] [More] ⦿
JAM Type Design
Joao Symington is a graphic designer and type designer, born in London, England, raised in Porto, Portugal, and currently residing in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. First a graphic designer, he has started to dabble in the type design field. He founded JAM Type.
In 2015, he created JT Alvito. In 2016, he created the sans typeface Andis (at JAM Design), the geometric Toma Sans family (also at JAM Design), which has a free regular weight, JT Leonor (sans family in 20 styles), and Toma Slab.
Typefaces from 2017: JT Marnie (geometric sans), Poppy JT, Mitram (sans), Toriga (a rounded sans family).
Typefaces from 2018: JT Douro Sans (an art deco sans), JT Symington (a classical serif family in which the romans and italics have radically different genes).
Typefaces from 2019: Ludema (an informal sans typeface, perhaps for children's books), Koya Sans (in the humanist tradition), JT Douro Serif.
Typefaces from 2021: Jam Grotesque (14 styles). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
JAM Type Design (or: JAM Design Studio)
Studio in Dubai, UAE. Designers of Hanken Round (2014, a free rounded sans), Arca Majora (2014, a free heavy geometric sans face), and Genome (2015), which were all due to Alfredo Marco Pradil. Creators, with Joao Symington, of JT Alvito (2015).
Typefaces from 2016: Andis (sans by Joao Symington; Andis Light is free), JT Leonor (sans, by Joao Symington).
Typefaces from 2017: Poppy JT (brush script), Toriga (a rounded sans family).
Typefaces from 2019: Ondo (a low contrast geometric sans). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Digital illustrator in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Designer of the monolinear marker pen font family Jimmys (2020). [Google] [More] ⦿
Khaleed Al Hashhash was born in 1978 in Amman, Jordan. He studied at Al Yarmouk University in Jordan, and works in Dubai, UAE. He designed the Arabic typefaces AP Al Khallej, AP Nart, and AP Seenah, and the corporate typeface Toyota Arabic (2016). [Google] [More] ⦿
Madrid and/or Dubai-based designer of the geometric solid typeface Cloudy (2014), which was created during a workshop led by Pablo Abad. She also created the beveled 3d typeface Arch (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
Dubai, UAE-based designer of some Arabic typefaces in 2015, including the didone typeface Domaine. [Google] [More] ⦿
Motion designer in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Codesigner with Martin Vlas and Boutaib Yassine of the free all caps rounded sans typeface Pop (2016). [Google] [More] ⦿
Dubai-based designer of the monoline Arabic typeface Awwal (2018). [Google] [More] ⦿
Dubai-based designer of Impcat (sic) (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
Born in Mexico City and a graduate of Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in Xochimilco, Mexican designer Nadia Méndez created Galia Roman (2007, her Masters project at Centro de Estudios Gestalt) (+Italic, +Versalitas, 2008), a winner in the Tipos Latinos 2008 competition for best text family.
Co-founding member of Círculo de Tipógrafos in Mexico. She participated in the Circulo de Tipografos project that led to the Balduina typeface in 2010, which was inspired by the book covers and typography of the wandering Dutchman Boudewijn Ietswaart.
Nadia is presently based in Dubai, UAE. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
At University of Sharjah, Dubai-based Nadia Namvar designed the aluminum foil font Recycled (2018). [Google] [More] ⦿
During her studies, Dubai-based Natasha Michael Cherriath created an experimental suitcase-inspired typeface (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
Dubai-based designer of the straight-edged stick figure hipster typeface Rehash (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
Art director and educator in Dubai. Creator of the sans typeface Carioli (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
No More Faith Fonts
Graduate of the London College of Communication who works in Paris, where he set up No More Faith Fonts. He is presently based in Dubai. His list of typefaces:
Oscar Yáñez (b. Mexico City) has a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Communication Design from the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM) and a Master's degree in Typographic Design from the Centro de Estudios Gestalt. He studied Project Management in the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México and a Masters degree in Type Design at Centro de Estudios Gestalt. He was involved and leading designs and redesigns in more than fifty magazines, newspapers and websites like Time Inc Expansion, Editorial Televisa, Reforma, El Universal and Khaleej Times newspapers. Nowadays he is Group Design Director for Harper's Bazaar Arabia and is based in Dubai.
Designer of Fabrica Texto (Italica, Versalita, Bold, 2008) and Lucrecia Texto (Itálica, Versalita, Bold), both winners in the Tipos Latinos 2008 competition for best text family. Grand prize winner at Tipos Latinos 2010 for his titling type family Carlota. Other typefaces by him include Aion, Moneda, and Condesa.
Viga (2011, free at Google Web Fonts) is a heavy angry macho sans.
In 2012, he created Amate, a type that was designed for a newspaper in Cuernavaca. Calavera (2012, Cocijotype) is an ornamental display typeface that is based on the Mexican Tuscan letter style and on the work by Mexican engraver Manuel Manilla. It won an award at Tipos Latinos 2014. Dorotea (2012) is a Latin / Greek / Cyrillic typeface family created for text in books and periodicals. The name is in honor to Dorothy Abbe, typographer, puppeter and close friend of William Addison Dwiggins.
At ATypI 2009 in Mexico City, he spoke eloquently about Boudewijn Ietswaart and the development of the Balduino typeface (by the Círculo de Tipógrafos).
In 2014, he created the curly ronde script typeface Bistro for Gastronomie Magazine.
He lives in Mexico City and is Design Editor at GEE. Founding member of Círculo de Tipógrafos in Mexico.
In 2010, Cristobal Henestrosa strated work on Charter, which is based on an experimental typeface named Charter, designed yet never fully finished by William Addison Dwiggins. It is an upright italic, unconnected script typeface, whose main features are a pronounced contrast, condensed forms and exaggerated ascenders. While Dwiggins worked on this project from 1937 to 1955, he only completed the lowercase and a few other characters. However, it was used to set a specimen in 1942 and a short novel in 1946. The sources that Cristobal used for Royal Charter (and later, Mon Nicolette) were the original sketches by WAD as well as printing trails kept at the Boston Public Library, and a copy of the 1946 edition of The Song-Story of Aucassin and Nicolette. This gorgeous typeface can be used successfully in headlines, subheads and short passages of text from 12 points onwards. It was published in 2020 as Mon Nicolette at Sudtipos, where the help of Oscar Yanez was acknowledged. Mon Nicolette also comes in a variable format with weight and optical size axes. [Google] [More] ⦿
Dubai-based designer of the decorative Latin / Arabic typeface Alphabeast (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
Brazilian designer and art director who is based in Dubai. Creator of Brasil 2014 (2014), the original typeface developed by Nike for the Brazilian National Football Team in 2014. [Google] [More] ⦿
New York and Dubai-based creator of the 3d display face Aurec and the geometric outline face Hinge (2010).
Cargo Collective link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Dubai-based designer of a modular Arabic typeface (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
Dubai-based designer of Twig Dispay Font (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
Dubai-based designer of the fun logotype promotional poster Feria (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
British designer based in Dubai and/or London, whose company is called Studio Aurora (was: Design by Platform, or: Platform Design). His typefaces:
The Dubai font
The Dubai government unveiled a new free typeface called "Dubai font" on April 30, 2017. It was developed by Microsoft for the city of Dubai with both Latin and Arabic components. The new font is available in 23 languages and was designed by Nadine Chahine (Monotype). Nadine Chahine gave a passionate and courageous speech at Typecon 2016 warning about the dangers of Donald Trump, yet sees nothing wrong about supporting a government that violates the most basic human rights. The font has received a lukewarm response from the typographic community. [Google] [More] ⦿
During her studies at the American University in Dubai, Tiffany Rebello created a heavy octagonal typeface (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
Dubai, UAE-based designer of the triangulated typeface Abstract (2015) for Latin and Arabic. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Dubai, who created Square (2017). [Google] [More] ⦿