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Iranian Typography
September 3, 2010 4:34 PM   Subscribe

Iranian Typography Now makes a nice appetiser to a book like Graphic Design from the Arab World and Persia (annoyingly small flash gallery) where calligraphy goes digital and comes alive as it collides with graphic design, art, graffiti, and even light.
posted by Slyfen (5 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

This is really very cool. Calligraphy remains a serious art form in the Islamic countries. Seeing it all neon is really neat.
posted by Katjusa Roquette at 5:32 PM on September 3, 2010

Shirin Neshat is by far my favorite Iranian calligraphic artist. I like the light sculptures. It would be nice if all of these had translations for us non arabic speakers / readers.
posted by adamvasco at 11:35 PM on September 3, 2010

We own a small piece by Soheila Esfahani, who uses various relief techniques, sometimes adding heavy mediums and sometimes incising/carving, to add Iranian calligraphy poetry (often by Rumi) to various surfaces. Her work is lovely and thought-provoking, and I've been privileged to photograph it professionally for archival purposes & her website.
posted by seanmpuckett at 8:17 AM on September 4, 2010

Oh, wow, this is just fantastic. I'm really loving the Mehdi Saeedi links... such beautiful posters.
posted by vespertine at 9:54 AM on September 4, 2010

My first post, not such a great conversation starter huh? :)

Thanks for the other links of artists, I was hoping for that, because I honestly know nothing about this field - I also can't read any of it, adamvasco, but some of it blows me away on a visual level, regardless.
posted by Slyfen at 2:36 PM on September 4, 2010

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