29LT’S Fonts Fea­tured in Ty­pog­ra­phy Pub­li­ca­tions

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Beirut-based de­sign stu­dio, 29Let­ters [29LT], which spe­cialises in con­tem­po­rary Ara­bic and mul­ti­lin­gual ty­pog­ra­phy, has seen some of the unique mul­ti­lin­gual Ara­bic/latin type­faces it pub­lishes, which are cre­ated by emerg­ing tal­ented Arab and Western type de­sign­ers, fea­tured in three renowned in­ter­na­tional pub­li­ca­tions on type.

The first work ti­tled, 'The 365typo' an­nual book, which is pub­lished in col­lab­o­ra­tion with As­so­ci­a­tion Ty­pographique In­ter­na­tionale (ATYPI), fea­tures 365 sto­ries by the best writ­ers in the field of ty­pog­ra­phy, vis­ual com­mu­ni­ca­tion, type and graphic de­sign from all over the world, from Tokyo to San Francisco in­clud­ing Le­banon with the Zeyn font in­cluded in this year’s edi­tion.

The sec­ond book, 'Year­book of Type II' presents in­di­vid­ual fonts or font fam­i­lies from large pub­lish­ing houses to small in­de­pen­dent ty­pog­ra­phers and foundries pro­vid­ing both vis­ual im­pres­sions as well as back­ground and de­tailed in­for­ma­tion about the fin­ish­ing. The Zeyn font also man­aged to be listed in this sec­ond work along­side an­other called Kaff.

Last but not least, is 'Ty­po­dar­ium 2015', a tare-off cal­en­dar, which is sim­i­lar in de­sign to the one our grandma used to hang in the kitchen. It con­tains 365 dif­fer­ent fonts by 223 de­sign­ers from 31 coun­tries with a fresh font for ev­ery day in­clud­ing ex­tra in­for­ma­tion on the back of each type. In this par­tic­u­lar com­pi­la­tion five fonts by de­sign stu­dio 29LT were in­cluded (Azer, Baseet, Bukra, Kaff, and Zeyn).

We can't but con­grat­u­late Ara­bic type de­signer and ty­pog­ra­pher, Pas­cal Zoghbi, founder of 29 Let­ters for his un­re­lent­ing ef­fort in pro­mot­ing Ara­bic types the world over, whether through his teach­ings or by mar­ket­ing the unique types the stu­dio creates.

'The 365typo'

'Year­book of Type II'

'Ty­po­dar­ium 2015'

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