I adore Spain and the historical achievements of the Islamic civilization existed there in the past. By designing “Castile” Typeface, I wanted to refer to the Islamic civilization that Muslims had in Spain and especially in Andalusia. Today the name of Castile survives in two autonomous regions of Spain: Castile-La Mancha (capital city is Toledo) and Castile-Leon (capital city is Valladolid).
The main characteristic of “Castile” Typeface is in its modern open-end style for some of its Arabic characters such as “Sad”, “Dad”, “Seen”, “Sheen”, “Qaf”, “Faa”, “Yaa” and others. The shape of the characters' “dot”, “dots”, and “point” is innovative; a triangle with a semi-circle shape.
“Castile” Typeface is suitable for books' covers, advertisement light boards, and titles in magazines and newspapers. Its charactersí modern Kufic styles give the typeface more distinction when it is used also in posters, greeting cards, covers, exhibitionsí signboards and external or internal walls of malls or metroís exits and entrances. It can also be used in titles for Arabic news and advertisements appeared in different Arabic and foreign satellite channels.
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