Graphic designers from around the world have come together to support victims of the Beirut blast with a creative fundraiser.
The Li Beirut font is a brand new, fancy typeface of 300 glyphs that includes both Latin and Arabic characters, numbers, and symbols.
Here’s a detailed description from the Li Beirut font fundraiser page on Indiegogo:
“Curated by Lebanese designer Dr. Nadine Chahine, the typeface Li Beirut has more than 300 glyphs drawn by 157 designers from all around the world. Among the contributors are award winning designers such as Jean-François Porchez, Jessica Hische, Erik Spiekermann, Martina Flor, Tobias Frere-Jones, Hannes von Doehren, Erin McLaughlin, Erik van Blokland, Petr van Blokland, Martin Majoor, Neil Summerour, Toshi Omagari, and David Berlow. Arabic designers include Mamoun Sakkal, Bahia Shehab, Pascal Zoghbi, Khajag Apelian, Wael Morcos, Yara Khoury, Kristyan Sarkis, and Maha Akl.”
The basic tier of the Li Beirut project will allow backers to download the font for their personal use. Another tier of the project comes with the digital font and extra “goodies” that will be shipped.
On August 4, 2020, Beirut was rocked by an explosion that killed nearly 200 people, injured thousands, and left more than 300,000 homeless. Here are other worthwhile ways to help out the victims of the Beirut blast.