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Type design in Jordan


Abdo Hamad

Amman, Jordan-based designer of a grid-based Latin typeface in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Abdullah Ghatasheh

Graphic designer in Jerash, Jordan, who created the free rounded geometric sans typeface family Smile (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Ali Almasri]

Ali Almasri is the Zarqa and Amman, Jordan-based designer (b. 1986, Zarqa) of the experimental typefaces X-Fire (2006), Relaxic (2005) and Graphiro (2005). He set up the type foundry Abjad in 2014. His typefaces include a fun inline custom typeface for the Wisam barber shop in Zaqra (in 2013), Swissra (2014, a Swiss sans-styled Arabic typeface), Swissra Condensed (2015), Molsaq Pro (2015: a rounded poster font family that features a modern Arabic Naskh with very short descenders and ascenders, and an all-caps Latin counterpart), Allabbad (2017, inspired by the fun hand lettering of Arab graphic design icon Mohieddine Allabbad), Afeesh (2017), Nogoom (2017: inspired by the titles of Egyptian Magazine Alostudio, which used to be published during the 50s-60s), Molsaq Arabic (2015), Molsaq Latin (2015), and Gerlaneu (2006, a 6-style octagonal and geometric family).

In 2020, he co-designed Palsam Pro (Abjad) with Alja Herlah. This rounded sans typeface covers Latin and Arabic. Regarding Palsam Arabic, they write: The main highlight for Palsam was the cursive companion. For the first time, the calligraphic Ijaza style was used as a model for designing the Arabic cursive. The Ijaza is a hyper combination of Naskh and Thuluth, which makes it perfect to be a companion for the upright Naskh.

Typefaces from 2021: Manchette Fine (an Arabic typeface), Manchette (an Arabic headline typeface that was inspired by the hand-written Naskh newspaper headlines during the 1960s and 1970s).

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Ali Almasri

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Aya Barqawi

Palestinian designer based in Amman, Jordan. She created the Latin typeface Jerusalem in 2015, which is inspired by the architecture of the city. As a student at German Jordanian University, she also created the Arabic typeface Morocco (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ayah Hariri

During her studies in Amman, Jordan, Ayah Hariri designed a floriated decorative caps typeface (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Celine Bosheh

During her graphic design studies at the American University Of Madaba, Celine Bosheh, who is based in Amman, Jordan, created the stencil display typeface Ishtar (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dana Zoqash

Amman, Jordan-based designer of the interesting experimental Latin typefaces Jomethry (2014) and Origami (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dania Shehadeh

Amman, Jordan-based designer of a few decorative Latin typefaces in 2017. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Deema Abdo

Amman, Jordan-based designer of a multiline Arabic typeface in 2018. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dina Karadsheh

During her studies in Amman, Jordan, Dina Karadsheh designed a (Latin) font based on the Islamic star (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Duha Aladwan

Amman, Jordan-based designer of the Arabic typeface Damascus (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Durra AlOmar

During his studies at German Jordanian University in Amman, Jordan, Durra AlOmar created the Latin typeface Religious Buddhism Font (2012-2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fadi Awwad

Born in Amman in 1985, Fadi holds a bachelor of Graphic Design and Fine Arts degree from Yarmouk University in Jordan. He created several Arabic typefaces in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ghada Maghari

Jordan-based designer of the Latin script typeface The Grooles (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Heba Yousef

Graphic designer in Amman, Jordan, who created the circle-based Latin typeface Winter (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hey Porter

Designer in Amman, Jordan. His typefaces are largely experimental. They include Fuck Trump (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ihsan Hammoury
[Ihsan Type Foundry]

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Ihsan Type Foundry
[Ihsan Hammoury]

Ihsan Hammoury (b. Zerqa, Jordan, 1973) is a typographer and graphic designer. He holds a BFA and master degrees in Graphic Design and runs Ihsan Type Foundry, est. 2005. He created the Insan font family (which can be purchased from Linotype) in 2005 as the Arabic equivalent of Helvetica. He is based in the United States.


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Jude Al-Amin

During her communication design studies in Amman, Jordan, Jude Al-Amin created an experimental Arabic typeface (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Julia Haddadin

During her studies in Amman, Jordan, Julia Haddadin created the Latin typeface Millésime (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Khaled Al Hashhash

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]  ⦿

Khalid Khalaf

During his studies in Amman, Jordan, Khalid Khalaf created the circle-based typeface Globus Esfera (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Laith Bseiso

Amman, Jordan-based designer of a dot matrix Arabic typeface in 2017. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Mohammed M. Khatib]

Or Mohd Khatib. Amman, Jordan-based designer of the sans typeface family Sahar Sans (2019).

In 2021, he released Juzif (a 10-style rounded condensed sans) and Quilty (a 14-style garalde family). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Lina Refai

Amman, Jordan-based designer of the connect-the-dots typeface Constellation (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lisa Ghosheh

At the University of Petra, Lisa Ghosheh (Amman, Jordan) designed a Bauhaus-inspired typeface in 2020. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Luay Byazeed

During his graphic design studies at Yarmok University in Irbid, Jordan, Syrian graphic designer Luay Byazeed created the free quarter circle Latin / Arabic typeface Quarter (2015). 1001 Free Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mais Quqa

During her studies at German Jordanian University, Amman, Jordan-based Maais Quqa created the Hebrew simulation typeface Juda (2015, for Latin) and the deco Arabic typeface Roman Theater (2015) that was inspired by the architectural structure structure of The Roman Theatre in Amman. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mhfooz Art

Mhfooz Art (Amman, Jordan) designed the round monoline typeface family Round Modern (2017), which is free in AI vector format. This typeface was renamed Aoox one day after its publication. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mike V. Derderian

Writer, comic artist and illustrator in Amman, Jordan, who uses some typography in his illustrations, such as in Agent Molotov (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mohammed Geniwi

Amman, Jordan-based designer of the free modular sans typeface Blern (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mohammed M. Khatib

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Mohammed Nour Shahen

Cinematographer in Jordan. In 2015, he published Al Farsi Fonts, but it is unclear whether this is just a digital font, or an application of someone else's typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Muna Nofal

Amman, Jordan-based designer of the Arabic typeface Chabur (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Murad Wawi

Jordanian graduate of the type design program at the University of Reading, class of 2017. Her graduation typeface there was Al-Rashad, a typeface family for academic magazines that require both Latin and Arabic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nader Orabi

Designer in Irbid, Jordan, who created the Latin / Arabic techno typeface Stars in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nadine Amr

During her design studies at German Jordanian University in Amman, Jordan, Nadine Amr designed a wavy display typeface called Latin (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nasser Khalaf

Nasser Khalaf (b. 1991) is a digital artist in Amman, Jordan and Doha, Qatar. He created the hairline straight-edged typeface Muse (2013), which was inspired by British rock band Muse. Soul (2013) is a straight-edged graffiti typeface. In 2014, he made the single stroke typeface Lolo. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nawras Khrais
[Nawras Munier]

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Nawras Munier
[Nawras Khrais]

Or Nawras Moneer, or NWRS KHRS. Irbid, Jordan-based designer of the tweetware geometric (Latin) sans typeface Fester (2015), the art deco sans caps typeface family Moam (2015, +Moam91) and the free font One Day (2015). In 2015, she added the futuristic space-inspired typeface family Oxabenet, and in 2016 Jackjack.

Typefaces from 2017: Wide Grotesk, Aleppo (rounded sans), MB Grotesk.

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Qaes Al Atoom

Jordan-based designer of the free sci-fi typeface Pulsar (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Razan Jilani

Berlin, Germany-based designer of Rubber Band Theory Font (2015) and an Arabic display typeface (2015). She also designed a proposal of Olympic icons for Amman 2040 during her studies in Berlin. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rona Ahmad

Amman, Jordan-based designer of the scribbly Latin typeface Rozalinda (2017) and a handcrafted Arabic typeface (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ruaa Ashour

Amman, Jordan-based designer of the arabic typeface Zakhrafa (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Saba Tareq

Amman, Jordan-based designer of the Latin typeface Shadi Mubark (happy wedding) which is inspired by the Indian wedding culture. Its letters follow a henna pattern grid. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sabrina Sa

Amman, Jordan-based creator of the experimental geometric Latin typeface Sorcile Sabrina (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Samar Zureik

Graphic designer and illustrator, b. Jordan, based in Finland. At TypeParis 2017, she designed the angular text typeface Ancor.

Graduate of the postgraduate program in type design at ESAD Amiens (France), 2018-2020. Her graduation typeface at ESAD was Tirhal, an Arabic and Latin typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sara Ajlouni

During her studies at the German Jordanian University in Amman, Jordan, Sara Ajlouni designed the Latin display typeface Churny (2017) and a playful Arabic typeface (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tala Onnab

During her studies in Amman, Jordan, Tala Onnab created the geometric deco typeface Aysha (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tawfiq Aldawi
[Tawfiq Aldawi]

Jordan-based designer of Zaatar Arabic (2002; with Abdo Mohamed). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Tawfiq Aldawi
[Tawfiq Aldawi]

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Viola Sbeih

During her studies at the German Jordanian University in Amman, Jordan, Viola Sbeih created a Comic Sans style Arabic font in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vladimir Tamari

Vladimir F. Tamari (d. August 6, 2017) was born in Palestine, he spent his youth in Ramallah, and has lived in Tokyo for the past 40 years. He studied physics and art at the American University of Beirut where he met and was inspired by Buckminster Fuller (around 1960). He invented and built 3D drawing instruments. In the 1980s he joined the Optical Society of America to keep up with the field and holds U.S. patents for inventions based on his Streamline Diffraction Theory to cancel diffraction in telescopes. He wrote Beautiful Universe: Towards Reconstructing Physics From New First Principles (2005). He paints in watercolors and has designed Arabic fonts for Adobe.

In 2005, he made Beautiful Universe, a physics symbol font designed to illustrate his physics theory.

He visited Monotype In the mid-sixties at which time he patented (in the UK in 1965) a scheme to abbreviate the number of shapes to print Arabic. He created AlQuds (Arabic) fonts for the Tasmeem Adobe InDesign add-on (in 2008). [AlQuds, meaning The Holy One, is the Palestinian Arab name for Jerusalem.] We had to wait until ca. 2015 before he published the AlQuds and AlQuds Monhani family of (modern sans) fonts in its full glory with Monotype.

In a separate effort, he designed three funky font families: Maribei (Arabic), Kweeky (matching Latin, also available as 5-layer 3D font sets), Monmon (Arabic). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Wasan Abu Yousef

Amman, Jordan-based designer of The Cracked Font (2013, Arabic typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yazan Omar

Graphic designer in Amman, Jordan, who created the circle-themed typeface Yazan in 2017. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yazeed Alzoubi

Jordanian designer of the Latin sans typeface Mool Boran (2013). He is located in Irbid. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zaina Madi

Graphic designer in Amman, Jordan. In 2017, she created a modular sans typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿