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Kufesque is a community for creatives to explore and learn about the Arabic visual culture, language, script and the influence of design on these themes.

Kufesque is an archive-like platform to explore Arabic typography and make it more accessible.
Kufesque is my passion project. It explores the world of typography and its direct relationship to language and communication in an effort to strengthen the bond between its people, their heritage and future.
I decided to go for an archive-feel after along process, as I intend for it to be a digital library dedicated to this field of design. It's original name was sil, meaning connect in Arabic.
Sil (now Kufesque) is a bilingual research based digital archive that connects a somewhat disparate group of nations in a global world.
Kufesque is a research heavy project with an emphasis easy-to-navigate design.
The aim with Kufesque is not to experiment with the design of the website, but to encourage research in the broad topic of Arabic Typography on a digital platform that is accessible in both Arabic and English.
Although Sil's experiment of including both scripts at the same time was interesting, I wanted eliminate the complexity of such design.
The following images showcase the functionality of the new design.
Looking for collaborators!

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  • Translator
  • Copy Editor
  • Researcher
  • Copywriter
  • Typographer
  • Graphic Designer

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