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Arabesque 1

Arabesque 2 is a collection of recent cutting-edge work by young designers and activists from the Arab world and Iran. The exam­ples of typography, graphic design, logos, editorial design, and illustration presented here chart a compelling course between local visual convention and a modern international style that is emblematic of the increasing cultural emancipation of the entire Middle East.

The book’s rich selection of groundbreaking visuals is supplemented by texts and interviews by the editors Ben Wittner and Sascha Thoma that describe the environments in which the featured designers and artists work. Arabesque 2 also includes a preface by John Martin, co-founder of Art Dubai, and a CD-ROM with 4 free typefaces related to its themes.











edited by — Ben Wittner and Sascha Thoma
© Gestalten 2011