Arabic Fonts

Boutros Shire Type Arabic - 1 weight

Whilst some would see Arabic type design and calligraphy as mutually exclusive fields, we believe that the key to designing beautiful and legible Arabic typefaces is a detailed understanding of, and profound experience in, the art of Arabic calligraphy.

Founded by Mourad and Arlette Boutros in 1966, Boutros™ has been leading the field of Arabic type design for more than 40 years. Their technical and artistic expertise has resulted in the creation of some of the most widely used fonts in the Arab world. Working with leading Latin and Arabic type designers and technical experts, they have developed a diverse range of Arabic fonts for web, print and broadcast media as well as for bilingual institutional and directional signage. On this website you will find examples of design that meets the latest technological requirements and the creative needs of the Arabic speaking world. The font gallery showcases an expanding list of Arabic and Latin fonts which you can browse through and purchase.

Boutros™ Arabic experts lecture regularly on Arabic typography, type design and calligraphy at top international seminars as well as providing typographic consultancy services to many international organisations. Our consultants also host and provide input to London-based educational conferences for various Middle East universities. You will find links to various events and related news here as well.

In addition to type design, our services encompass branding, calligraphy, fine art and private commissions. Our site galleries are regularly updated with new projects and clients, so it would be worthwhile to bookmark and revisit our website for inspiration and ideas.