Huda Smitshuizen AbiFarès

Was born in Beirut in 1965. Author of Arabic Typography: a comprehensive sourcebook (Saqi Books, London, 2001), Experimental Arabic Type (Saatchi & Saatchi, Dubai, 2002), Typographic Matchmaking (BIS Publishers, Amsterdam 2007), Typographic Matchmaking in the City (Khatt Books, Amsterdam 2010), and a number of articles on multilingual communication in the Middle East. She holds degrees in graphic design from Yale University School of Art and Rhode Island School of Design, and specialises in bilingual typographic research and design. She has worked as a designer for a number of years, in the us, Amsterdam, France and Beirut. She has taught typography and graphic design at the American University of Beirut. She was the Chair of the Visual Communication Department for three years at the American University in Dubai and founder of the Khatt Foundation, Center for Arabic Typography (Amsterdam). She is currently pursuing a PhD at Leiden University while still teaching in Dubai.

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A research project investigating new approaches for bilingual lettering in public space, proposing new bilingual typefaces for 3-D spaces.