This talk will explore these themes guided by the famed sketches of Beatrice Warde, and will then explore the concept of nudity in type design itself and the stripping away of the body of the typeface to find the structure underneath, and how this can have implications for current and future type design.


Dr. Nadine Chahine is an award winning Lebanese type designer working as the UK Type Director and Legibility Expert at Monotype. Her typefaces include: the best-selling Frutiger Arabic, Neue Helvetica Arabic, Univers Next Arabic, Palatino and Palatino Sans Arabic, and Koufiya.

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The Worshipful Company
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