Egyptian designer Mahmoud Tammam has a strong Arabic influence in much of his work and his most recent typography project is no different.
I spend a week in Dubai every few months so I’m quite familiar with the style and look of Arabic letters and words, and the problems that they can present even to many western brands that have to double up their signage and graphic applications to show both alphabets. Though the logo for Dubai’s Department of Tourism is excellent in this regard!
In an attempt to try and bridge the difference Mahmoud successfully manages to visualise the word and transform the Arabic letters “into the shape of their meanings”.
His project considers a range of words, but I was particularly taken with the animals and the elegance with which they become recognisable.
Whether through a hint of colour or a decorative embellishment (did you notice the fox’s “nose”?).
Very nicely done!
Be sure to take a look at his other projects, including Arabic Logos here.
Typography can be a wonderful thing when executed properly. I’m not talking about changing the font in your word processed document, but more along the lines of creating something with emotion and depth beyond the visual. All conveyed with type.
It is exactly this creative passion and keen eye for detail that caught my attention of Marmalade Bleue, aka Danielle Evans. In particular, her Food Type which unites “aesthetics and foodstuffs”. What’s not to love about that!
Here are some of my favourites from the tasty collection.
French Press (Starbucks Komodo Blend)
Peppery (Curry Powder)
Type is Sweet (Brown Sugar)
For more great images visit foodtypography.com and follow @foodtypography on Twitter.
Inspired by micro-organisms and combining the arts of photography and typography, Russian designer Rus Khasanov has developed Micro Type.
Totally inspiring, no?
Check out more of Rus’ work here and on his Behance portfolio.