GUEST GALLERY ARTIST FOR SUMMER 2000
Hasan Al Quds Open Type font
I designed this modern Kufi style typeface for the first time in 2000 as a small TTF font using CorelDraw and Fontographer3 for PC computer. Before I knew Mamoun Sakkal, his font Sakkal Seta had fascinated and allured me. This font provided me with inspiration for designing a good modern Kufi style like it.
Supported and supervised by Mamoun Sakkal in 2001, I revised the design with many improvements in FontLab4. Then, I expanded it to include Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Uighur and other languages that use the Arabic script. Finally, I converted it to Open Type using Ms Volt.
This is a font that is appropriate for headlines, creating logos and book titles. I decided to dedicate my first font to Al Quds, our holy capital and lovely city, which I pray always to be the safest as I pray for my font to be safe as well.
I feel quite happy to complete this font despite the many obstacles I face such as the terrible condition in Gaza, the shortage of resources, and lack of copyright protection. I look forward to continuing my practice in type design and to seeing my font used in many fascinating applications.
Special thanks, appreciation and acknowledgement are due to Mamoun Sakkal who has always encouraged me to follow my ambition, taught me to respect other designers' work, and is still extending to me his great help without which my font would never appear in this condition.
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