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Islamic calligraphy

From Free Islamic Calligraphy Meriem Marsli Edited and extended from Wikipedia Islamic calligraphy, is the artistic practice of handwriting and calligraphy, based upon the alphabet in the lands sharing a common Islamic cultural heritage. It includes Arabic , Ottoman, and Persian calligraphy. It is known in Arabic as khatt Islami (خط اسلامي), derived from the word ‘line’, […]

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Emigre Magazine

Emigre magazine was a graphic design magazine published by Emigre Graphics between 1984 and 2005; it was first published in 1984 in San Francisco, California, USA. Art-directed by Rudy VanderLans using fonts designed by his wife, Zuzana Licko, Emigre was one of the first publications to use Macintosh computers and had a large influence on […]

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Robert Massin

Google images Robert Massin is a French graphic designer, art director and typographer who is notable for his innovative experimentation with expressive forms of typographic composition. Massin stopped using his first name in the 1950s. Biography (Wikipedia) Massin was born in 1925 in Bourdinière-Saint-Loup, a commune in the Eure-et-Loir department in north-central France. He began […]

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Concrete poetry

Source: edited from Wikipedia. References to be followed up and expanded as part of my exploration of experimental typography. Google images You Tube Concrete, pattern, or shape poetry is an arrangement of linguistic elements in which the typographical effect is more important in conveying meaning than verbal significance. As such, concrete poetry relates more to […]

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Experimental Typography

The medium is the message Marshall McLuhan Do not mistake legibility for communication David Carson Tripwire online magazine Experimental Typography  Cargo collective experimental typography Design Beep Webdesigner Depot PsdFan Experimental typographers Alex Trochut Meriem Marsli Notes from Teal Triggs The Typographic Experiment: Radical Innovation in Contemporary Type Design Experimental means ‘a valid means of rational […]