Lara Captan

Type Designer & Typographer

Lara is an independent type designer & typographer based in Amsterdam. She is a researcher-practitioner and strives to provide alternative pathways to designing Arabic typefaces, both in form and technology. 

She holds a BFA in Graphic Design from the American University of Beirut (2006), a Masters in Advanced Typography from the Escola de Disseny i Art (Barcelona, 2011), and a Certificate in Type Design from the Cooper Union (New York, 2012). She taught design and typography at the American University of Beirut between 2006 and 2013 then moved to The Netherlands where she has been creating Arabic typefaces that explore multiple technologies. She regularly speaks at conferences around the world and has co-founded Arabic Type Design - Beirut, the first international educational program dedicated to Arabic type design.

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