Typographic Landscape of the Arab World- End of Course

by Tarek Atrissi

By Ghada Majed

The Course I gave wit Unesco as part of the DigiArts project (Masters Module on Arts, Design and Technology) is finished and some very interesting project were delivered by the students. The fact that this was an online course and that participants were located in different cities in the Arab world made the research and visual data collected very interesting, and the end project very diverse. Above is an example of delivered projects- by Ghada Majed- who studied the use of Arabic Traditional Calligraphy for signage across the city of Beirut. The calligraphic style chosen for every neighborhood attempts to reflect the environment and character of the specific area. The final presentation of the project combined the calligraphic signs with photos of the areas with focus on their architectural character.

One response to “Typographic Landscape of the Arab World- End of Course”

  1. Dear Tarek,
    We are currently putting together an Arabic influenced illustration publication for the agency Central Illustration Agency in London http:www.centralillustration.co.uk. This will probably be a small run publication with around 32 pages, the idea is based around Arabic newspaper design, featuring a host of illustrators from the agencies books. After searching for reference we came accross your blog. Would you you be interested in contributing a typographic newspaper title? We haven’t decided on the title as yet but if you could let us know if you are interested that would be great.



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