Arabic Typography may not be the word on everyones mouths in the design world, but it sure is making its way there. People might think of it as complicated Islamic verses, but it isn't. Arabic typography can in fact be very simple and elegant, as proved in this post.
Here is a collection of Arabic typography by various typographers. Let us know what you think of Arabic typography and what one is your favourite in the comments section!
If you took an interest in these works, check out the following book about Arabic typography: "Arabic for Designers".
Ciara Panacchia is an illustrator and graphic designer from Ireland. She currently lives in Illinois (USA) working at an advertising agency called MarketSense. She is the founder of Elie's Books. A project where she illustrates books in order to teach her daughter her native language, Irish.
This Artist's Showcase features her work including the "Stuff My 3-year-old Says" series, some illustrations from the books "Numbers" and a handful of her colourful and delightful posters.
The word "ampersand" is created from the slurred form of "and, per se and", which the alphabet ended with, historically. The Ampersand symbol is a ligature of the letters E and T, which spells the word "et", Latin for "and". The word ampersand was added to the dictionary in 1837.
To some people, the ampersand is nothing but an alternative for the word ëandí. To others, it's a piece of beauty. Its bold curves and defining shape makes the ampersand fun to draw and fun to design. Allow me to present these magnificent renditions of the already magnificent Ampersand. What's your favourite?