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King Salman Urban Charter typeface wins three international awards

Riyadh — The Architecture and Design Arts Commission has announced that the official typeface of King Salman Urban Charter has won three international awards.

The Arabic charter was designed to embody a sense of architectural ingenuity inspired by the small windows of the muddy traditional houses that once emerged in the Najd region of Saudi Arabia.

Character drawing relies on the primary shapes of squares, triangles, rectangles, and circles, reflecting the visual heritage of the region.

The typeface was voted 1st and 2nd by an international organization by the Type Directors Club (TDC) and certified by renowned calligrapher and designer Mamoun Sakkal.

At Grand Champ 2022, it was ranked second as an Arabic display typeface.

The new letterforms will be exhibited in New York before embarking on a tour of ten major countries around the world.

The King Salman Urban Charter is one of the Architecture and Design Arts Commission’s most important national initiatives, launched in 2021. — SPA

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