CAPSTONE RESEARCH | PRELIMINARY THOUGHTS

We shall never understand one another until we reduce the language to seven words.

— Khalil Gibran

“Typography … is a visual form of language linking timelessness and time.”
– Robert Bringhurst

Preliminary thoughts:

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±A typographic project inspired by ( knowledge gap amongst designers)  the lack of Arabic typography in comparison Latin typography

±Develop/strengthen** the existing educational process of type design in the Arab Region (Middle East and North Africa)

±The goal is to bridge the gap between Eastern and Western cultures, and lead to a two-way cultural exchange. It also seeks to enhance the dialogue between calligraphy and typography.

±Extend the  cultural dialogue between  typographic forms  and the reader, build connections between English and Arabic typography, explore the dynamics of  typography and the page.

±Presents a solution for the lack of Arabic type availability and Arabic/Latin Matchmaking and engage readers in the cultural dialogue of typography.

HOW TO:

Creating the link between English and arabic?

EDUCATE ABOUT TYPOGRAPHY- ENGLISH AND ARABIC?

Reinforce the importance of typography?

give room for experimentation? or even, show people the possibilities of experimentation in typography, nothing is black or white!

present this in a tangible concept?

 

Some execution ideas:

A type design DIY kit??????????????????????

A typeface matching manual? – (Possible option or incorporate into previous idea)

A course studio? A foundation?

A new language?

AAAAAGGGHHH!!!

 

Note to self: NO CLICHES!    /     ATTEMPT TO STAY AWAY FROM ‘JUST ANOTHER TYPOGRAPHY PROJECT’

!REMEMBER!: 1. NEW IS HARD      2. EVERYTHING HAS BEEN DONE      3. GET INSPIRED        4. ADOPT A PREEXISTING IDEA      5. RESEARCH, ASK  A QUESTION      6. AND FEED IT WITH A NEW PERSPECTIVE IF POSSIBLE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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