Saturday, 28 April 2012

Arabesque

With two teachers in the house, there's always a lot of paperwork lying around. This battered folder caught my eye:



















Arabic and Urdu as written languages lend themselves well to graphic design in that the letters of both alphabets (which are almost identical) have many broad, open, characters which allow them to be easily manipulated into various shapes in a manner that's both fluid and organic. We recently bought Arabesque 2 edited by Ben Wittner and Sascha Thoma, featuring Arabian and Persian graphic art, for the library at work and it seems some of the design sensibilties have filtered over to the UK.

Folder designed by exentrix www.exentrix.co.uk Artwork by visualdhikr.com

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