RETHINKING ARABIC TYPOGRAPHY
BY PASCAL ZOGHBI
Type designer & typographer, Pascal Zoghbi, founded 29Letters (aka 29LT) in 2006. After he graduated from “The Royal Academy of Arts” in The Netherlands with a Master of Design from “Type & Media”, Pascal created a notable collection of contemporary Arabic and multilingual typefaces alongside corporate identities and design projects. Since 2006 until 2017, he has taught as a design professor at various design schools in Lebanon (American University of Beirut, Lebanese American University, & Notre Dame University) and UAE (American University of Sharjah). He co-authored and edited the “Arabic Graffiti” book published in 2010. He was one of the 10 finalists for the “Jameel Prize 3” in 2013/2014. He was awarded the Red Ribbon of TDC Typeface Design Competition in 2014, and awarded a “Special Mention” in Granshan Type Design Competition in 2015. He was born in Lebanon and now is based in Madrid, Spain.