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Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Graphic Design from the Arab World and Persia
Arabesque / Book
Authors: Ben Wittner, Sascha Thoma, Nicolas Bourquin
Release: April 2008 Available Soon!
Price: € 44,00 / $ 65,00 / £ 33,00
Format: 24 x 28 cm
Binding: 192 pages, full colour, hardcover, incl. CD-ROM
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag
Arabesque investigates the current creative potential of the Arab World and Persia. The book collects examples of recent innovative and groundbreaking design work that is inspired by the richness of the region’s visual culture. In addition to a wide range of Arabic fonts and typefaces, it presents graphic design, modern calligraphy, logos and illustration by artists from Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Lebanon. Supplemented by texts that describe the environments in which the designers and artists work.
The Book also includes a CD-ROM with the Arabic inspired Latin typeface created by Ben Wittner and Sascha Thoma.
See some Innovation Arabic Modern Calligraphy by A1one Here
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
The Parable of The Garden
February 20 - March 30
New Media Art from Iran & Central Asia
Curated by Sarah Cunningham & Deborah Hutton and Leeza Adhamy
Gallery Talk with the Curators: February 20, 4 p.m.
Opening Reception: February 20, 5 - 7 p.m. (closed for Spring Break, 3/9-16)
Geographically focusing on former Persia and its cultural legacy, this exhibit will present recent media works by artists from Iran and Central Asia . The exhibit thematically explores not only the traditional garden and the contemporary sense of place, but also notions of paradise lost and found, lessons learned and forgotten, and traditions cherished and rejected.
Muratbek Djoumaliev & Gulnara Kasmalieva
Karan Reshad / Kolah Studio
Rahraw Omarzad/Center for Contemporary Art Afghanistan
Exhibition is sponsored by The College of New Jersey, Department of Art and funded in part by the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission through a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
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