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Design Days Dubai

As part of Art Week, the Type 1 and History of Design class went on a field-trip to “Design Days Dubai” held at a huge purpose-built venue at the foot of the world’s tallest tower (the Burj)….

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Typography Day 2012

The 5th annual Typography Day Conference (TypoDay 2012) was organized at the Industrial Design Centre (IDC) at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. The conference allowed me to share research, network with typographers from across the globe and…

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Khatt Foundation Type Design Exhibition

During the Fall 2011 semester, I participated in the 5-day Arabic Typography Workshop (led by Khatt Foundation) held at Tashkeel, Dubai. As a group, we created a typeface full of unique letterforms and designed posters to show…

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WordPress: Export and Import Blogroll

For the time being, I have decided to focus my blogging efforts on this site instead of splitting my time with the Green Mango Studio Blog (which I have been struggling to keep updated). But in doing…

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Arabic Type Design Workshop

I had an absolutely wonderful time participating in the intensive 5-day Arabic Type Design Workshop at Tashkeel. The Workshop was hosted by the Khatt Foundation and led by the talented Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès, Pascal Zoghbi and Lara…

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Tashkeel Field Trip

This week I had the pleasure of taking my Typography 2 class to see the Letters of Light Exhibition (Hurouf Al Noor) at the joint Gallery & Studio Tashkeel. The meaning of tashkeel التشكيل is “forming” or…

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Wood-Firing Pottery

During our (field)trip to Tashkeel today, we were fortunate to catch Assistant Professor Colleen Quigley in action as she taught a wood-firing pottery workshop in the courtyard. We joined the group as pottery pieces were being pulled…

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Arabic Graffiti Workshop

Today the University welcomed internationally renowned graffiti artist eL Seed to join students in the Art & Design Department in an intensive 3-hour graffiti workshop. el Seed worked with students to instill feelings of artistic agency and…

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Fabric Panel

HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN FABRIC PANEL (using print canvas and wooden frames) Recently I’ve been trying to work on projects at home that are honestly much more “crafty” than proper design. Admittedly it’s a nice break…

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Printers in Raleigh-Durham

It can be an overwhelming process to decide what print company to work with as a designer, especially if you are a freelancer. You want to give good advice to your clients about paper choice, color matching,…

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