Iranian Typography
September 3, 2010 4:34 PM   Subscribe

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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