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Applied Typography in Modern Times

About the event

Dubai Design Academy’s webinar on Arabic typography and how it is being used in modern times is an insightful session that delved deep into the art and technique of arranging and styling text.

The webinar explored how designers and makers in the region are using elements of Arabic typography in their work, as well as get a detailed background on the history, type and uses of Arabic typography.

Key topics included:

  • The history of typography
  • How is Arabic typography used and how does digital Arabic typography differ from traditional calligraphy?
  • How has applied typography used in objects and adornment and installations?
  • How has applied typography influenced Jewellery designers and makers in the region?
  • How have students approached typography?
  • What is missing in typography these days?
  • How can future designers use typography?
  • How is local typography being used?
  • How one goes about to design a font?

Event details

Where

Online. Upon registration, you will receive details on how to join the webinar.

When

11:00am - 12:00pm, 09 Mar 2021

Speaker

MARIAN MISIAK
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

MASTER OF ARTS IN TYPE DESIGN, UNIVERSITY OF READING, UK; MA IN SOCIOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF WARSAW, POLAND

MARIAN MISIAK

A type designer and researcher, Marian Misiak is also a co-author of Paneuropa, Kometa, Hel, a book about the history of Polish typography. Working mostly for Polish cultural institutions, he designed a new visual identity for the National Museum of Wrocław and U–jazdowski Centre for Contemporary Art. He is also a co-author of the new logo of Warsaw Public Transport. After years of activity in a local field as a designer, guest lecturer and writer, he decided to focus on type design and developing his own type foundry, threedotstype.com. Interested in cross-cultural and experimental type design, Misiak is not afraid of jetlag.


Webinar Facilitator

SAMER MERHI
SENIOR MARKETING MANAGER - EVENTS

DMCC

SAMER MERHI

Samer Merhi is the Senior Marketing Manager of Events at DMCC, the world’s leading Free Zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise.

Joining DMCC in 2012, Samer is responsible for delivering the organisation’s event programme in line with corporate marketing strategy and business objectives.

Technically knowledgeable and professionally qualified, Samer forges strategic relationships with partners around the world to deliver an ever-growing DMCC calendar of events both physical and virtual.

In a career spanning 15 years, Samer has managed some of the region’s largest and high-profile live events and conferences, as well as diplomatic meetings and industry gatherings.


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