TYPO Berlin 2011 Shift - 16th International Design Conference May 19th – 21st

Abdel Baki
Randa Abdel Baki is a scholar, design educator, graphic designer and an artist living in Beirut. She is currently the chairperson of the Graphic Design Department at the Lebanese American University. She graduated and worked extensively as a designer and art director in New York. Concurrently, her artwork has been exhibited internationally. Her interest as a scholar is highlighting successful bilingual typographic methods tackling the challenges of Arabic and Latin bilingual layouts.

Bilingual typographic systems and Exploring bilingual signs (E)

Part 1: Randa Abdel Baki

Bilingual typographic systems
This presentation focuses on typographic bilingual systems suggesting functional methods that combine Arabic & Latin scripts in effective layouts. The study showcases bilingual projects in Lebanon, highlighting the work of typography students at the Lebanese American University. The proposed dual typographic systems will help designers to create successful bilingual structures when faced with the challenge of combining different scripts of opposite directions and forms.

Part 2: Pascal Glissmann

Exploring bilingual signs
Moving to Beirut – a multilingual place – creates a new perception of urban typography. This visual journey explores the dense signage of this cosmopolitan city.