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Futurism

Edited from Wikipedia Futurism (Italian: Futurismo) was an artistic and social movement that originated in Italy in the early 20th century. It emphasized speed, technology, youth, and violence, and objects such as the car, the aeroplane, and the industrial city. It glorified modernity and aimed to liberate Italy from the weight of its past. It […]

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Tom Muller

Experimented with ripped pages, fluoro paper and deliberate print errors to create a raw and dissonant aesthetic for a special collected edition of spy comic zero. Interview 2014 vimeo playlist  

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Zentangle

  Zentangle website Anything is Possible One Stroke at a Time At first glance, a Zentangle creation can seem intricate and complicated. But, when you learn how it is done, you realize how simple it is . . . sort of like learning the secret behind a magic trick. Then, when you create a piece […]

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Islamic art and calligraphy – research

Islamic Design Principles Colour in Islamic Cultures Islamic geometric design Islamic Geometric Design Using Adobe Illustrator Islamic calligraphy Islamic Modern Art Iranian Art Iranian Art: Geometric Iranian Art: Modern Shirin Neshat (Iranian feminist photographer) Oman Oman art United Arab Emirates Emirates Art  Saudi Arabia Saudi Art

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Woodcuts

Landscape Figures Architecture

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Islamic Geometric Design using Abobe Illustrator

Digital constructions Tutorial series by Smail Dahnani

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Abstraction

What is Abstraction? (from the Latin abs, meaning away from and trahere, meaning to draw) is the process of taking away or removing characteristics from something in order to reduce it to a set of essential characteristics. (http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/abstraction) Abstract Art wikipedia Abstract art uses a visual language of shape, form, color and line to create […]

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Vertical spacing: linespacing, alignment and justification

Linespacing or Leading /ˈlɛdɪŋ/ refers to the distance between the baselines of successive lines of type. Alignment or range, is the setting of text flow or image placement relative to a page, column (measure), table cell or tab. Justification refers to the degree to which the spaces between words, and, to a lesser extent, between […]

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Horizontal spacing: linelength, kerning and tracking

Linelength or measure refers to the length of a line of text (caps, lowercase and numerals. Tracking or letter-spacing refers to a consistent and uniform degree of increase (or sometimes decrease) of space between letters to affect overall density and texture in a line or block of text. Kerning (less commonly mortising) is the process of […]

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Readability and legibility

Readability is concerned with comprehension: the ease in which text can be read and understood. It refers to entire words, sentences, and paragraphs. Legibility is concerned with perception: the degree to which individual characters or letters (glyphs) in text are understandable or recognizable as distinct from each other based on appearance. Readability Various factors to […]