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In my world, Arabic letters are made of motions within.

They embody traces of a long line of master calligraphers’ gestures, thoughts & artistic refinement. They are inhabited by shifting technologies reflecting the environments in which these changes keep taking place.

Before venturing into creating Arabic typefaces, I spent over a decade trying to understand these traces, these shifts, for my type design practice to be one of depth and not one driven by market necessity.

Since March 2015, I’ve been designing Arabic typefaces for DecoType’s ACE layout engine as well as OpenType. I regularly speak at type conferences and design events around the world. And, in March 2016, I co-founded the “Arabic Type Design - Beirut” educational program along with Kristyan Sarkis.

Feel free to say hello[at]laracaptan[dot]com.

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