Square Kufic writing was originated more than six centuries ago in the Middle East. It was a major addition to the entire Arabic scripting due to its fresh, unique and proportionate froms. Some believe that it was derived from the architectural adaptations in the area where artists and architects had a long tradition of applying patterns to buildings or even to coins in various square grids. This project aims to provide a contemporary version of Kufic scripting style in the form of digital typeface.
Kufigraph is an Arabic font based on a very simplified geometric script. It combines the ancient Square Kufic script with a modern digital robotic look. The base line in Kufigraph falls in the absolute center between equal ascenders and descenders in almost all the letters supporting its balance. The anatomy was completely re-designed in order to meet the new structure and that created a unique visual identity.To me, Kufigraph was more than just an enjoyable project because it is the first Arabic typeface I ever developed during my early career years.