Zapfino Arabic is a contemporary Arabic typeface designed by the Lebanese designer Nadine Chanine in order to complement the legendary Hermann Zapf’s Zapfino font family. Dr. Nadine Chanine is a famous name in the field of the type design having won numerous awards. She has a great professional background and is currently working as an Arabic specialist at Monotype. One of her main interest is creating a smooth and flowing relationship between Latin and Arabic fonts. This is the reason she decided to undertake the painstaking task to create Zapfino Arabic with the approval of Prof. Hermann Zapf. The work took more than two years and a significant effort as the task was extremely difficult. But the result is definitely worth it!
Zapfino Arabic is a contribution to the Arabic calligraphic traditions. Indeed it is a new back slanted calligraphic style, a combination between Naskh and Nastaaliq. It supports both Arabic and Basic Latin. 10 stylistic sets and a vast number of contextual variants are provided that work perfectly in order to create an even flow of pen movement. The design is very delicate and stylish and leaves a lot of room for implementing different project ideas. Zapfino Arabic is highly legible and is intended for use as a display font, for headlines, logos, posters etc. However, no matter for what project it would be used, this typeface will be a great addition to any Arabic typeface library.
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Supported languages: Arabic, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
Designer: Nadine Chahine