Khatt Books is a specialized publishing house, established in 2010 as a commercial arm of the Khatt Foundation. Khatt Books focuses on topics such as typography, graphic design, architecture, and other applied arts from or about the Middle East and North Africa.
Khatt Books aims to disseminate information about design, designers, architects, visual artists and activists whose work instigates change and further development of the Arab visual culture. At Khatt Books, we hope to build an archive and make accessible the little known design history and contemporary visual culture of the region. We publish research-based monograms on key design personalities (or projects), as well as more experimental and creative publications by young designers and visual artists with remarkable voices.
Khatt Books believes that languages – just like cultures – should coexist ‘under one cover’, and therefore our publications are bi-lingual, namely in Arabic and English (and where necessary an additional language may be added if relevant to the content).
We strive to create a fresh impression of the region and help to set a high standard for contemporary Arab publications. We use innovative typographic solutions and typesetting for our books, and involve young designers in the process.