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  • 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: 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

  • This book explores the design and manufacturing of Syrian Lingerie like you have not seen it before. Co Edited with Malu Halasa,…

  • 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

    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: Kambiz Shafei


    Exhibition of 50 Years of Iranian Typography at the Basel School of Design FHNW/HGK, 2007

    isbn 9789646994584   NAZAR PUBLISHERS Available at for  €31,20  A treasure trove of 50 years of…

  • Book: Dr Geoffrey Roper

    Pour une typographie arabe

    contribution technique à la démocratisation de la culture arabe

    HAMM, Roberto. Paris: Sindbad, 1975. 196pp.

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

  • Book: onish aminelahi

    Design 360

    Introducing Iranian Graphic Designers

  • animation film: Edo Smitshuijzen - 8 reactions

    Persepolis, story of an Iranian childhood

    An animated biography of an Iranian woman

    Sometimes the story about important developments in the Arab world are best told by reports about personal experiences. And…

  • Book: Farzan Kermaninejad - 3 reactions

    Packaging Design

    in Introduction

    This book covered all aspects and dimensions of Packaging Design in Persian language. This observations comprise of history, styles,…

  • Publication: Ganzeer - 2 reactions

    Shakloh magazine

    Online Visual PDF Magazine For Arab Artists

    SHAKLOH is a free monthly PDF entirely visual magazine acting as a space of expression and promotion for Arab artists, designers,…

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