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Linotype's 1st Arabic Type Design Competition

This type design competition was judged by Samir Sayegh (Lebanon), Fiona Ross (UK), Mamoun Sakkal (Syria/USA), Kris Holmes (USA), and Huda Abi Fares Smitshuijzen (Lebanon/Netherlands). Winners were announced in April 2006 at the Kitabat meeting in Dubai. The outcome, with blurbs provided by Linotype:

  • Text 1st Prize: "Sultan Free" by Sultan Maktari (Yemen), an open, dynamic design suitable for large displays but also as a text face.
  • Text 2nd Prize: "Midan" by the studio Al-Mohtaraf Assaoudi (Lebanon): the large body height and open counters make it suitable for body texts in brochures and magazines.
  • Display 1st Prize: "Isra" by Almamoun Ahmed (Sudan): condensed geometric forms make it ideal for headlines or short texts.
  • Display 2nd Prize: "Sultan Nahia" also by Sultan Maktari (1st Prize Text): bold, geometric design well-suited to large advertising displays.
  • Calligraphy 1st Prize: "Hakim Ghazali" by Hakim Ghazali (Morocco/France): its long, fluid curves and fresh style mean it can be used both in headlines and text.
  • Calligraphy 2nd Prize: Firas by Abbas Al-Baghdadi (Iraq): the contrasting, geometric design is ideal for large advertising displays.

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