Pascal Zoghbi

Arabic Type Designer and Typographer


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Pascal Zoghbi, Arabic Type Designer and Typographer, is the founder of 29letters, an Arabic Type Design and Typography firm in Beirut.

His design work ranges from creating new Arabic fonts, corporate identities and print publications. Since 2006, after his graduation from the Type & Media course at The Royal Academy of Arts in Holland with a Master of Design, Pascal was involved in an impressive collection of new Arabic type design projects. He has created contemporary Arabic fonts for leading Middle Eastern Newspapers (Emarat Al Youm, AlWatan & Al Rouiah), urban places (Ibn Battuta Mall, Madinat Jumeirah, Abu Dhabi Airport Terminal 3), art events & magazines (ContempArabia & Alef Magazine) and several other companies. He developed Arabic corporate identities for Oryx Magazine, Middle East International Film Festival MEIFF, Viceroy Hotel Group, Jabria Industrial, Rashid Family, Desert Adventures, ContempArabia, Foo Solutions, Focus Art Gallery and several others. Since 2006, Pascal took part of the Typographic Matchmaking 01 and 02 projects organized by The Khatt Foundation. He has been teaching typography course at Lebanese American University LAU since 2008 and Notre Dame University NDU since 2006. He frequently gives lectures and workshops about Arabic type and typography and he runs a blog about Arabic type and typography.


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