TDC Awards

The TDC competition, established in 1953, is the longest running, most prestigious, global typography and type design competition. Now in its 70th year, these awards are all about how letterforms are used and drawn, recognizing typographic excellence and celebrating new typeface designs in all global languages.

2023 TDC Awards - Type Design

Zaatar Typeface

Agency Boharat type foundry / Cairo

Client Boharat type foundry


Single Axis Type Family (ie weight or width)

Annual ID



Zaatar is a dynamic modern Arabic typeface abstracted from a mixture of Arabic ruq’ah and nastaliq, the slanted baseline with a geometrical contemporary touch, manifests a strong contrast between thick and thin strokes, presenting a retro-futuristic impression yet an Arabic calligraphic seriousness. And it comes with three weights and four stylistic sets giving it a variety of typographic possibilities.

2023 Awards

Total Points: 20

TDC Winner


Type Foundry

Boharat type foundry / Cairo

Type Designer

Abdo Mohamed
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