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Wadi Arabic Typeface
Typography
Before I could even think of designing the Arabic type, I started gathering a lot of research and information about the Arabic script, its origins and technical aspects. I also had to compare it to the Latin script in terms of anatomy and guidelines.

In terms of Arabic, calligraphy should be considered the starting point of typography.
I started taking calligraphy courses with the famous Lebanese calligrapher Ali Assi, who taught me how to write, first with a metal
broad-nib pen, later with a bamboo pen. In these exercises I’m not aspiring to excel in calligraphy but rather to learn the basic shapes of the Arabic characters.


Here are a couple of my sketches.
Wadi is modern, clear and legible. It can be used for headings, sub-headings, newspapers, magazines, books, advertising and promotional materials Furthermore, Wadi consists of thin vertical strokes and thick horizontal strokes.
The typeface looks more dynamic, sophisticated and harmonious.
Wadi Arabic Typeface
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Wadi Arabic Typeface

The name Wadi comes from the Arabic origin, which means elegant and simple. Wadi is a simplified modern Arabic typeface influenced by the Naskh c Read More
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