Multidisciplinary Designer and Artist
Mohamed Gaber is a multidisciplinary designer and artist from Cairo, Egypt. He works in a wide range of creative disciplines including type, web, graphic design, and live VJ generative art performing. His main interest lies in the haptic nature of the production of typography as well as the technological, philosophical, and historical aspects of it. While his work is driven by the values of free experimentation and perpetual learning, he draws his inspiration from a wide spectrum of sources, from handwriting in government documents from the Cairo archives to variable fonts, from traditional calligraphy to quirky typefaces of signs and posters scattered across the city and its post-colonial ghettos where he was born and raised. His work has been nominated for the Jameel Art Prize (2013) and his font Cairo was awarded Best Arabic Display font from the Granshan type competition (2016).