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Haghighi's typefaces

Izadpanah, B. ORCID: (2020) Haghighi's typefaces. NESHAN, The Iranian Graphic Design Magazine (46/47). pp. 192-205.

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On January 25th, 1962, Kayhan, one of the leading Tehran newspapers, announced on its front page that a new headline typeface called Horuf-e 84 siyah-e Kayhan [Kayhan 84 Black] had been designed for the newspaper. According to this report, the design and production of this type had been initiated one year earlier and in collaboration with the Elham type foundry in Tehran; however, there was no mention of the designer of this typeface. On January 23rd, 1962, Kayhan’s main headline was for the first time set in Kayhan 84. Around two years later, Ettela’at, another leading Tehran newspaper, gradually began to use Kayhan 84 that was first used for typesetting its main headline on 3 November 1963. Ultimately on 4 March 1969, Ettela’at introduced the designer of Kayhan 84, Hossein Abdollahzadeh Haghighi (1937 Tabriz – 2003 Tehran), who had designed this typeface when he was only 25 years old.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Arts and Communication Design > Typography & Graphic Communication
ID Code:110762
Additional Information:This article is published in both in English and Persian. The Persian version can be downloaded above. The Official URL links to the English article.


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