Perso-Arabic Snow

Some gems from early experiments with Persian type.

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Above: MCAD student Amy’s stunning first sketch, developed by hand.

Be on the lookout for a new upload to Geotypografika Flickr with process shots from this exciting new project from two type classes I am really enjoying this semester. Minneapolis had snow last Monday and we were also doing mid-term reviews, it seemed an appropriate challenge to immerse ourselves in a purely formal exercise with Persian type–something almost as exotic and beautiful as snow in October.

Both groups enjoyed the challenge so much we agreed to continue aided by the computer. The simple brief: 32 characters, 24×36, B&W, somehow isolate or highlight the four additional characters that make this alphabet unique, and, it must be beautiful–it must be snow.

We are perhaps a bit naive in our first uses of these forms, and yet we have sworn fidelity to them nonetheless! Though our efforts are largely formal and abstract, our thoughts are with the people to whom these forms mean so much. We welcome critique and input from afar!

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Above: MCAD student Daniel’s equally stunning first sketch,
also developed by hand.




4 Responses to “Perso-Arabic Snow”

erik these are wonderful!

good share

tousue added these words on Oct 16 09 at 6:48 PM

Perso-Arabic Snow: Some gems from early experiments with Persian type.

Above: MCAD student Amy’s stunning.. http://bit.ly/xc8q

Erik Brandt added these words on Oct 16 09 at 8:59 PM

Thanks, Tousue, there is much more, the students seemed to really enjoy the challenge. Will get those up soon!

Erik Brandt added these words on Oct 17 09 at 8:57 AM

They sort of remind me of confetti in a way w.
That first one is awesome to look at though.

Josh added these words on Oct 17 09 at 10:21 AM

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