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Monotypes Senior Type Designer Vilhjálmsson presents The Ruqah Style and its Role in Arabic Typography, on March 2, at 9:45 a.m., at the Symbiosis Institute of Design, Pune, India
Pune, India (PRWEB) February 25, 2014
Monotype will be presenting at Typography Day 2014, an international conference devoted to addressing issues faced by type designers, type users and type educators. This years conference theme is typography and culture. Gunnar Vilhjálmsson, senior type designer at Monotype, will present The Ruqah style and its role in Arabic typography at the Symbiosis Institute of Design in Pune, India. The presentation will take place on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at 9:45 a.m.
Vilhjálmsson will discuss how Ruqah developed in the hands of Ottoman authorities as one of the official scripts during the height of the empires bureaucracy, and why Ruqah spread over the Arab world to become the most commonly used style of handwriting. During the presentation, Vilhjálmsson will examine Rugah typefaces made in the nineteenth century and look at some of challenges type designers had to overcome when designing a Ruqah typeface.
For more information about Typography Day, visit http://typoday.in/.
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