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Sarmad Hashmi's picture
Joined: 20 Feb 2012 - 5:43am
Digital Calligraphy/Typography

Hello everyone.
I have a presentation coming up about "Calligraphy - A relaxing and inexpensive hobby."

I am thinking to start off with the topic of Machines vs Humans. Then I will move to advancement in digitalization of Calligraphy, But the problem I am having is that I dont have enough material. I need help in this topic.

After that I will be talking about Typefaces and after that I will cover the topic of Language... and then I will come to Digital Calligraphy in Arabic/Persian/Urdu(as they all are of same kind.

I want to know that what should I say in the advancements in digitalization of Calligraphy, and how it is more effective.

Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am

Make sure you talk about the Mister K font!

You might also talk about what's called "faux type".


Christopher Timothy Dean's picture
Joined: 22 Oct 2006 - 10:49pm

@KR8V: Some questions to help guide the discussion…

1. As it stands, what do you plan on saying about this point?

2. Is this a personal, professional or academic context?

3. Who are you presenting to?

4. How long is the presentation?

You may find this book relevant:

AbiFarés, H. S. (2001). Arabic typography: A comprehensive sourcebook. Saqi Books. London, UK. ISBN 0-86356-347-3

John Hudson's picture
Joined: 21 Dec 2002 - 11:00am

You may find this book relevant

Then again, you may not. There are a lot of books on Arabic calligraphy, many of them very good. Unfortunately there are very few books on Arabic typography, and most of them not very good or even accurate.

Dr Wouter Soudan's picture
Joined: 12 Sep 2006 - 8:01am