Our first TYPE talks speaker is Walid Taher!
Walid is an Egyptian author, poet, artist and designer who graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts from Helwan University in Cairo in 1992. He has worked in editorial cartooning since 1990 and he has been working as an editorial cartoonist for Shorouk Newspaper since 2009. He has also authored various children's books. He was an authors and designer with Dar El Shorouk where he has designed covers for books, magazines and cultural periodicals. Walid has also designed several puppets and costumes for various puppet shows as part of Nagy Shaker's studio.
Walid employs fun and quirky letterforms in his Arabic letter designs for children to capture their young imagination as they read. Stay tuned on Instagram this Saturday, June 6 at 8:00 PM for Walid Taher's live TYPE talk.