Thuraya A contemporary Diwani typeface
Available through Typotheque
Thuraya started as my thesis at the TypeMedia postgraduate course in KABK.
Thuraya is an Arabic display typeface that explores a contemporary context for the complex Diwani style with maximized calligraphic features. The research focused on the meeting point between calligraphy and type within a digital type environment and questioned the possibility of compromises on one account or the other.
The completely curved baseline, the horizontally slanted letters and the extended character set including ligatures and alternates, which are crucial for a harmonious calligraphic flow, are characteristics that define Thuraya. It is mainly intended for lettering purposes, headlines, logotypes and short texts. It currently exists in 2 styles: Regular and Slanted.
Thuraya was awarded a Certificate of Excellence in Type Design from the Type Directors Club, TDC2 2011 and was selected as one the winning entries of ATypI's Letter.2 competition.