Iranian typography

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This piece on contemporary Iranian typography is gorgeous (h/t: lambert at Corrente). For most of us, non-European languages can be more easily appreciated on a purely graphic level (line, shape, color) rather than as meaning; the pieces in this article are simply gorgeous, regardless of their meaning.

A Science magazine article from earlier this year, “Decagonal and Quasi-Crystalline Tilings in Medieval Islamic Architecture” (1MB PDF) provided a fascinating look at Penrose tiling in Islamic architectural ornamentation. (A less technical version is here at Science News.)

The calligraphy shown at PingMag isn’t as mathematically interesting, but the graphic creativity puts it on just as high a plane. I could spend hours examining this stuff…

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