Examples of Type Design by Mamoun Sakkal



Examples of compatibility of Shilia Arabic typeface with Latin Sans Serif companion font Linotype Univers
Top to bottom: Shilia Extra Ligh, Thin, Light, Regular, Medium, Bold, Heavy, and Black
For its release by Linotype, Shilia typeface family has been expanded to 21 styles, 8 of these are launched on March 15, 2012, the others to follow soon.
It has been completely updated by its designer Mamoun Sakkal and programmer Aida Sakkal to harmonize with its companion Latin, Linotype Univers designed by Adrian Frutiger, which is included with the released Arabic fonts.
Shilia supports Arabic, Persian, and Urdu.

Shilia typeface is featured in Arabic Typography, a Comprehensive Sourcebook by Huda Smithshuijzen AbiFaris, Saqi Books, London, 2001, p. 220.

Read article in the Atlantic (Sep. 13, 2012) on Burj Khalifa Shilia by Steven Heller
See review in German at website
See review in Arabic at HibaStudio blog

See more on Burj Khalifa Shilia.
See more on Armani Shilia.
See examples of Shilia typeface in use.

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Updated 09/14/2012