Arabic letters are made of motions within.

Letters embody traces of millennia of gestures, thoughts, and artistic refinement. They are the body of many civilizations’ contributions. 

As a researcher-practitioner, I strive to provide alternative pathways to designing Arabic typefaces, both in form and technology, in order to drive Arabic type to its utmost potential.

In May 2023, I launched Ama Foundry: a space to share my typefaces and my type stories with the world.

During most of my career, I’ve been designing Arabic typefaces for multiple technologies, teaching and regularly speaking at type conferences and design events around the world.

In March 2016, I co-founded “Arabic Type Design - Beirut”; the first international educational program dedicated to Arabic type design.

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

Stimuleringsfonds annual report 2016 film, made by Mals Media 

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