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  • Book: Farideh Shirjian

    100 +Ideas for Drama

    صد ایده ی مفید برای درام در لیست کتب پر فروش انتشارات افراز قرار گرفت

    َAfraz publishing house has recently launched a new book called "100 +Ideas for Drama". Written by:Anna Scher and Charles Verall…

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    Aswat al Abjaddyah

    The Sounds of the Alphabet

    Aswat Al Abjaddyah started with a font, Tabati , created by Lara Assouad Khoury, a typographic expression of a story (also titled…

  • Book: onish aminelahi - 1 reactionپینوکیوی-اونیش-امین-الهی-در-تقویم-صلح

  • Book: Iman Raad - 3 reactions



    "Covering all manifestations of printed graphics, this generously illustrated volume presents the posters, books, magazines,…

  • Book: Samira

    This book was a collection of posters that designed for theater. The whole concept of design that I chose was shadow theater.

  • Book: Bahia Shehab

    A Thousand Times No

    A Visual History of the Lam-Alif

    “This book is dedicated to the lost Lam-Alifs that were buried in the sand, blown by the careless wind, drowned in rivers and…

  • Book: Farideh Shirjian

    Book:The Story of Three Threads

    play and storytelling in the Carpet Museum of Iran

    The book was published by Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism in June 2016…

  • Book: Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares, Edo Smitshuijzen

    El Hema

    Graphic design for social change

    In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the highly celebrated El Hema project, Khatt Books has released a comprehensive and…

  • Book: Dr Geoffrey Roper - 1 reaction

    Tarikh-al-tiba`a fi al-sharq al-arabi

    History of printing in the Arab east

    خليل صابات. تاريخ الطباعة في الشرق العربي. طبعة ثانية، القاهرة: دار…

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  • Book: Dr Geoffrey Roper - 1 reaction

    Typographia Arabica

    the development of Arabic printing as illustrated by Arabic type specimens.

    KREK, Miroslav. Waltham (USA): Brandeis University Library, 1971. iii, 43 pp.

  • Book: Dr Geoffrey Roper

    الببليوجرافيا التحليلية

    دراسة في أوائل المطبوتعات العربية

    جيهان محمود السيد الإسكندرية: دار الثقافة العلمية، ٠٠٠ ٢ Translated Title :…

  • Book: Dr Geoffrey Roper


    Their place in history and in print

    By Mark Arman. Published by: The Workshop Press, Thaxted 1988. xii, 51 pp. ISBN: 0 9509292 4 7

  • Book: James Boekbinder

    Het stempel (The stamp)

    a story about parents and children

    Together with Zhenya Pashkina, we've just published a graphic version of a non-fiction book by Judith Uyterlinde. You can read pages…

  • Book: Dr Geoffrey Roper

    From manuscript to printed book in the Islamic world

    Catalogue of an exhibition organized by Eleazar Birnbaum, Virginia Aksan, Michael McCaffrey, Noha Sadek.

    Toronto : Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, 1989. [ii, 33] pp. 8 illustrations (facsimiles).

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    Oasis Magazine

    The first English Arts and Culture Magazine from Saudi Arabia

    Oasis Magazine aims to be a voice and representative of both Saudi and Arab culture. This Issue 9 of Oasis Magazine is of…

  • Book: Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares - 7 reactions

    Typographic Matchmaking in the City

    Propositions for a Pluralist Public Space

    To order your copy please go to For browsing though the book, click here to see some sample pages .

  • Book: Kameel Hawa

    A Word Art !

    Animation of lettering and thoughts

    If anything has frontiers it is art; if anything has no frontiers it is art. Take my ‘word art’ for it.

  • Book: Farideh Shirjian

    1. The Status of Traditional Plays in Contemporary Theatre of Iran 2. 100+Ideas for Drama 3. First Session: History 4. We, the…

  • Book: Farideh Shirjian

    These three books, First Session: History (It is started from period of Ghajar to Islamic revolution of Iran in 1979), we the…

  • Book: Edo Smitshuijzen - 30 reactions

    The Arabic Font Specimen book is finally published and available! Good news for all of you who have been patiently waiting.…

  • Book: onish aminelahi

    Design 360

    Introducing Iranian Graphic Designers

  • Paris. 2000. 146 pp. عبد الله زاخر: مبتكر المطبعة العربية جوزيف إلياس كحّالة…

  • Book: Farah Behbehani - 26 reactions

    The Conference of the Birds

    A Study of Farid Ud-Din Attar's Poem Using Jali Diwani Calligraphy

    Based on the twelfth-century Sufi allegorical poem The Conference of the Birds, this book interprets the poems of the classic text…

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