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About TypoGrid App.
In 2012, Qassim developed the first version of this web application under "Square Kufi / Kufi Murabba" name. The concept of the app was to help users create one kind of arabic calligraphy which is Square Kufi using pen and eraser tools.
Square Kufic is one of the oldest calligraphy style in the arabic heritage. It appears from the thirteenth century on coins, tile work and elsewhere in Iraq, Turkey & Iran. In today’s world, it is used for logotypes by some designers of both, the Arab world as well as globally.
At the end of 2014, and after feedback and further development of his vision, He developed a lot of concepts to created an advanced and smart tool for type-designers and graphic designers which would help them to create pixel arts based on a grids system, in a much more faster way. Thus, this web application has now emerged as something more than a tool to create Kufi arabic calligraphy - it has become a Typogrid.
Qassim Haider was raised in a creative environment from an early age. He was attracted to diverse disciplines of art and developed an interest in drawing, painting, calligraphy and designing.
A curious mind that constantly seeks knowledge, Qassim’s portfolio extends to fields as diverse as arabic calligraphy, type-design and web programming.
Qassim was commissioned to develop typefaces and calligraphy for different campaigns and creative projects. His work has been featured in publications and he has spoken at various art forums.