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Considering the old, designing the new

When Sat 16 Sep 1000
Where UQAM, Cœur des sciences
Who Sahar Afshar
This talk will look at methods of designing Arabic typefaces with a new voice by use of case studies. It will do so by analyzing innovative practice in various aspects of font development such as design, technology, and solutions for harmonization, as well as making a case for research, and the importance of past practice in shaping new developments. In line with the theme of the conference, this presentation aims to provide practitioners with solutions and strategies for creating new designs, and while the focus of the talk will be on the Arabic script, the methods that will be offered can be applied to many non-Latin writing systems. The presentation will conclude with a hypothesis of technological advancements that can eliminate the limitations and current constraints in Arabic typesetting and design.

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