Bye bye Bombay!
14 June, 2016

Bye bye Bombay! See you again in two...

See you again in two weeks!

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The famous Musalman
28 August, 2013

The famous Musalman

The famous Musalman newspaper – possibly the last hand made daily newspaper in the world. Based in Chennai, India.

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Right-to-Left Exhibition
1 December, 2012

I’ve shown so many images of this impressive show, so I won’t say too much. Mostly that if you are in Berlin in the next week (until December 9th, 2012), you must check this show out. Organized by the Berlin-based studio EPS51, they have brought together an array of designers, artists, and activists from across the Arab world in a remarkable way. Having now organized several exhibitions myself, I can more fully appreicate the efforts they put in and how outstanding the results are.

I finally visited the show after meeting one of the organizers, Ben Wittner, at the Babel symposium earlier in the week. The evening I stopped by there was a lecture by Huda Smitshuijzen-AbiFarès from Amsterdam. She spoke on Arabic Typography as an Agent of Resistance. If these topics interest you, there will be a few more: one on December 6th by Sandra Hetzl, Gabriela M. Keller, and guests from Syria; and the finissage on December 9th will host Nadine Chahine, Eps51, Pascal Zoghbi, and Antje Weitzel.

More info (and better images) are available at the Right-to-Left official website.


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Indian Newspaper Mastheads Exhibition
29 November, 2012

This is a huge post, but incredibly worthwhile if you can make it through the gallery. These 99 images show only a fraction of the content that this dense exhibition had to offer.

Also, be sure to read a bit more about the collection below the images.

This display was a major highlight of the Typography Day 2012 conference in Mumbai, India. Organized by the typocentric group Aksharaya, hundreds of individuals from around India sent in local and regional newspapers to assemble this significant collection.

Present here are more than 500 newspapers from every corner of the country*. The information accompanying the exhibition stated that there were 10 scripts and 26 languages represented in the show; according to their website, there were 16 languages and 12 scripts shown. Regardless of the correct figures, there is a rich variety of languages, letterforms, and styles that can be easily appreciated and referenced here.

Aksharaya has promised to now digitally archive this entire collection and make it available online for everyone! This will be quite an exciting and useful project, let’s keep our fingers that it actually happens.

More about this exhibition from Aksharaya’s website.

 

* This exhibition only contains a tiny sliver of India’s unbelievable newspaper assortment. As of 2011, there are over 80,000 registered newspapers!


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World Scripts Exhibition – Reykjavík Version
9 October, 2011

As seen at ATypI 2011 in Reykjavík, Iceland.

Some of the usual Reading crew brought some of the usual non-Latin treasures from the department to share with the conference goers.


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