My work at Monotype allowed me to take part in Google’s project and its development of the Noto Sans family. I designed this Arabic typeface which is mainly targeted towards reading on screen. Noto Sans is the largest typeface family worldwide and aims to cover every known writing system that is encoded.
This typeface is part of the Linotype library and is a companion to the iconic typeface Univers Next. The design is a Kufi-Naskh hybrid and comes in 3 weights. This design, alongside the Frutiger Arabic, was approved by legendary designer, Adrian Frutiger. It is best suited for short pieces of text. Universe Next Arabic is available for licensing from Monotype.
This typeface is part of the Linotype library and is a companion to the popular DIN Next family. The design is a modern Kufi which is best suited for headlines and short runs of text. This typeface has proven to be quite popular for TV usages. DIN Next Arabic is available for licensing from Monotype.
In 2015, Nadine and Monotype were asked to develop a special Arabic+Latin typeface to carry the name of Dubai and that would ship with Microsoft Office 365. Nadine lead the design team and was the principal Arabic designer on the project. The new typeface family was launched by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to much acclaim in 2017. You can download the fonts for free from DubaiFont.com and you can read more about this in Design Week and Digital Arts. You can also watch the documentary and story of the project.
While at Monotype, I designed the Arabic part of the new corporate typeface for Sony, SST Arabic. The typeface is part of a large family comprised of many scripts such as Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Thai, and Japanese. The design is a Kufi-Naskh hybrid that is mean to work in a variety of sizes and applications. SST Arabic is available for licensing from Monotype.
This typeface is part of the Monotype library and is meant for long format texts, especially for on screen reading. The design is a traditional Naskh design and it comes in nine different weights. The brief was to design an Arabic typeface meant to encourage reading and promote legibility. Amariya is available for licensing from Monotype.
I was asked to design the headline newspaper for An-Nahar which is the largest and oldest Lebanese daily. The project was part of a larger redesign of the whole newspaper by renowned designer, Mario Garcia. This project dates to when I was the Arabic Specialist at Linotype. The typeface is in the traditional Simplified Naskh tradition often used for newspaper headlines. You can watch my presentation at ATypI about this project here.
I’ve updated the site and it’s a fresh new start. Enjoy 🙂