Nadine Chahine

Zapfino Arabic: A Typeface in the Making

This is the first in a series of posts by Nadine Chahine about the process of designing an Arabic companion to Hermann Zapf’s Zapfino typeface. Chahine is an award-winning Lebanese type designer and the Arabic specialist for Linotype and Monotype Imaging. Read more about her work at arabictype.com. Professor Hermann Zapf and I have...

"What's In Your Garbage?"

For the Trash Issue, we asked 18 designers, “What’s in your garbage?” Sam Weber The photo is of my recycling bin, holding some reference photos and crumpled-up drawings. . Natasha Jen, Pentagram One 9-by-12–inch manila envelope; one padded manila envelope from a book-seller; two Starbucks grande-size cups; two crumpled yellow Post-its; one crumpled receipt;...

"From the Inside, From the Heart": Type Designer Nadine Chahine

By Catherine Dixon Nadine Chahine is an award winning type designer specialized in Arabic fonts. Since 2005 she has worked for Linotype combining design with sales and marketing, though as the company’s Arabic type design programme has gathered momentum, so her role has shifted toward a greater emphasis in font development. Born in Lebanon...