a fusion of cultures

New direction for my thesis: a typeface that blends elements from my travels overseas with more western conceits. I looked through my photos and selected ones that had details that pleased me, whether they were details of a henna design, the flowing curves of a Sudanese tobe, or the inlaid detail of the Taj Mahal.

My thoughts for the type were that it should have the same structure at all sizes, but the flourishes and ornamentation would simplify as it went smaller and become more complex at larger sizes. I like the connectivity of Arabic script, so I think my typeface will be more cursive to reflect that.


Not sure how I feel about the large scale yet…

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