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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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Working with Images

NOTE: I am planning to do a lot more here using also work on Photobooks and Manuals I do for work. Linked to the discussion on grids and layout. Linking back also to the work on Fanzines in Part 1. The type of book will in many respects determine the sort of images and also […]

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3: Principles Research Typography

Typography

What is Typography? Typography (Greek: typos “form”, graphein “to write”) is: the art and technique of setting written subject matter in type and arranging that type in physical or digital form to make written language most appealing to learning and recognition. Many books on typography take a narrow Western perspective looking, apart from an overview of […]

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The Yellow Book

edited from Wikipedia The Yellow Book The Yellow Book was a British quarterly literary periodical that was published in London from 1894 to 1897. It was a leading journal of the British 1890s and lent its name to the “Yellow Nineties” and the magazine contained a wide range of literary and artistic genres, poetry, short stories, […]

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Front covers

The role of the cover The cover, or dustjacket, serves two purposes: to protect the book: In the Victorian era cheap paper-covered reprints had been widely available. to express something of its contents and nature – to sell the product in a highly competitive market. Early books were handbound with strong heavy covers. In 19C as books became cheaper […]

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Oman Art

Oman traditional art inspiration Oman modern art inspiration Alia Alfarsi Dr Hanan Al Shihi

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UAE Art

Archaeological motifs Modern Art article Hazem Mahdy automatic art

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Islamic geometric design

Islamic geometric patterns derived from simpler designs used in earlier cultures: Greek, Roman, and Sasanian. They are one of three forms of Islamic decoration, the others being the arabesque based on curving and branching plant forms, and Islamic calligraphy; all three are frequently used together. Many traditional patterns were based on is the division of the circle […]

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4: Materials and Process Assignment Colour Research

Colour in Islamic Traditions

Discussion of colour in Islam reveals a lot of disagreement – some colours appear to be recommended or forbidden in clothing (differently for women and men) but there may be different views expressed between Quran itself and Hadith, also between different sects in Islam. Other colours have cultural roots in the different countries in which Islam […]

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Islamic Geometric Design using Abobe Illustrator

Digital constructions Tutorial series by Smail Dahnani