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Tabrizi Jali typeface: reviving history through letterforms

Izadpanah, B. ORCID: (2023) Tabrizi Jali typeface: reviving history through letterforms. [Project]

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Tabrizi Jali is a type revival in the Persian Naskh style based on the 19th-century metal type produced by Mirza Zayn-ol-Abedin Tabrizi in Tehran. In 1827, this type was used to publish the earliest known Qur’an printed with movable type in a Muslim country. One of the significant outputs of working on historical revivals and research-informed typeface designs like Tabrizi Jali is reintroducing highly evolved and elaborated textual conventions in various manuscript traditions. The Naskh types of Mirza Zayn-ol-Abedin are the benchmark of Persian Naskh and Iranian typography. Tabrizi Jali is an attempt to reintroduce a genre-defining model which can be used as a reference for researchers, designers and students, similar to the Roman types of master type-makers such as Nicolas Jenson, Claude Garamond or John Baskerville, which play such roles in Latin typography.

Item Type:Project
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Arts and Communication Design > Typography & Graphic Communication
ID Code:111317
Publisher:I love typography

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