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Nadine Chahine

Branding and CI Manager / Arabic Specialist Linotype GmbH | Germany |

Nadine Chahine is an award winning Lebanese type designer with a special interest in Arabic typography. She studied Graphic Design at the American University of Beirut and Typeface Design at the University of Reading, UK. During her study at Reading, she focused on the relationship of the Arabic and Latin scripts and the possibilities of creating a harmonious relationship between the two. She taught Arabic type design as a visiting lecturer at the American University in Dubai and then joined Linotype, Germany, where she is now in charge of Branding & CI and Arabic-related projects. As of September 2007 she is also a PhD candidate and her topic is legibility studies for the Arabic script.

Presentation details

Linotype type design student workshop
Closed session, part 1

Workshop W05 | Room W2
Wednesday 17 September | 09:30 – 17:00

Theme Workshop | Duration: 450 minutes

ATypI and Linotype have invited ten excellent, typographically-minded junior or senior Cyrillic-writing students to participate in a typography-intensive workshop that includes an introduction to the world of letterforms and the basics of type design. In two closed sessions, on Wednesday 9:30–17:00, and on Thursday 9:30–12:00, the invited workshop participants will work closely with Linotype’s Akira Kobayashi and Nadine Chahine to create and refine their own designs. The workshop will conclude with a public viewing of the workshop results on Thursday 12:00–13:00 — come and see the progress the students have made!

Linotype type design student workshop
Closed session, part 2

Workshop W05 | Room W2
Thursday 18 September | 09:30 – 12:00

Theme Workshop | Duration: 150 minutes

ATypI and Linotype have invited ten excellent, typographically-minded junior or senior Cyrillic-writing students to participate in a typography-intensive workshop that includes an introduction to the world of letterforms and the basics of type design. In two closed sessions, on Wednesday 9:30–17:00, and on Thursday 9:30–12:00, the invited workshop participants will work closely with Linotype’s Akira Kobayashi and Nadine Chahine to create and refine their own designs. The workshop will conclude with a public viewing of the workshop results on Thursday 12:00–13:00 — come and see the progress the students have made!

Linotype type design student demonstration
Public demonstration

Demonstration D01 | Room W2
Thursday 18 September | 12:00 – 13:00

Theme Education | Duration: 60 minutes

ATypI and Linotype have invited ten excellent, typographically-minded junior or senior Cyrillic-writing students to participate in a typography-intensive workshop that includes an introduction to the world of letterforms and the basics of type design. The invited workshop participants will work closely with Linotype’s Akira Kobayashi and Nadine Chahine to create and refine their own designs. The workshop will conclude with a public viewing of the workshop results on Thursday 12:00–13:00 — come and see the progress the students have made!

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