Salaam, Mr. President.

Dubai based Al-Arabiya interviews President Obama.

Above: Via the Huffington Post and the Al Arabiya News Channel, a critical first attempt to communicate beyond the confines of the American media, or the White House press room. Welcome change, let’s hope for even more communication between all cultures, especially now.

Looking to communicate with Arabic and Farsi speaking typographers and designers? Join the Khatt Network run by Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès. Apropos calligraphic roots, The Boston Globe quotes Omar Khayyam in it’s piece on the devolution of handwriting in the modern world. From David Mehegan’s article:

“The moving finger writes,” says the famous Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam,
“and, having writ, moves on.”

2 Responses to “Salaam, Mr. President.”

I never thought I’d see the day when an interview concerning the president’s foreign policies in the middle east would involve the words, “we’ll listen.”

It’s a good day.

Mitchell Lewis added these words on Jan 27 09 at 3:07 PM

So refreshing, I agree.

Erik Brandt added these words on Jan 27 09 at 7:03 PM

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