Huda Abifares

Dr. Huda AbiFarès is the Founding Director of the Khatt Foundation and Khatt Books publishers. She holds degrees in design and design history from Leiden University (PhD, 2017), Yale University (MFA, 1990), and Rhode Island School of Design (BFA, 1987). She is member of AGI (Alliance Typographique Internationale). She has taught design and typography courses in the Arab world and internationally since 1994. She specializes in multilingual and Arabic typography, and Arab design history. She has been publishing on typography and design from the Arab World since 2005, and contributed to several professional and academic publications. She is the author of Arabic Typography: A Concise Sourcebook (2001, 2021), Typographic Matchmaking (2007), Typographic Matchmaking in the City (2011), Arabic Type Design for Beginners (2013), Nomadic Traces: Journeys of Arabian Scripts (2019), Kameel Hawa: The Art of Shaping Arabic Letters (2019). She works as independent researcher, writer, design curator, designer, and publisher.