Reflections on type

Through all the projects I had this semester, my knowledge has evolved from almost nothing about type to worrying about rags and medium grey! Below is what I have understood about type and design through this course: Letters : Designer as link-finder, connector I learnt to look at letters as letter forms, appreciating them for their semiotics and finding…

Final stages

Printing is always and always a struggle! 😦 Once I was done with the final adjustments, I decided to print them directly from inDesign as I usually do after saving. For some reason, perfectly aligned lines get all messed up when printed and I have no idea why. I asked my friends and no matter…

Making 40 experiments : Arabic – part 1 and 2

So finally, I chose the following text for my paragraph project. It is a hadith of the Prophet(PBUH) about leading a simple and austere life in this world. For the word project, I used the word “Ornate/ مزخرف” and so I chose a paragraph on the opposite meaning. عن أبي العباس سهل بن سعد الساعدي – رضي الله عنه – قال: جاء رجل إلى النبي – صلى الله عليه وسلم –، فقال: يا رسول الله، دلني على عمل إذا عملته أحبني الله وأحبني الناس، فقال: «ازهد في الدنيا يحبك الله، وازهد فيما عند الناس يحبك الناس» . حديث حسن رواه ابن ماجه وغيره بأسانيد حسنة. Meaning: Sahl bin Sa’d…

Paragraph research

For my word project, I used the word “مزخرف” which means ornate and so for the paragraph project, I did research on the word “Austere” which is the opposite of ornate. Austere also relates to a strict and disciplined life apart from “plain and boring” and the following are some of the examples I found…