Orientalia : Lead, Light and Letters

Exhibition on Arabo-Dutch Type Design from the 17th-21st Century.

A timely and positive way to promote cultural exchange and understanding between the West and the Arab world, and put the topic in broader historical and cultural context. This traveling exhibition, initiated in 2005 and organized by the Khatt Foundation, is planned to open in 2010.

The exhibition will showcase a series of Arabic type designs that outline the involvement of Dutch punchcutters and type designers in the historical development of Arabic printing types, as well as their influence on the new generation of young Arab (type)designers in Europe and the Middle East.