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Reza Abedini

Identity and Definition
Posted by Gestalten—05/2012

For Tehran-born and Amsterdam-based designer, Reza Abedini, graphic design is not merely a visual art form but "a value". Combining traditional and contemporary types in his own body of worklogos, posters, corporate identities and three-dimensional designsfor more than 20 years, he is also teaching as professor of graphic design. In our Gestalten.tv feature, he gives insight into the merits of Arabesque 2: Graphic Design from the Arab and Persian World, why there is a "useless distance between the letters" in western printing and how to find one's own visual identity these days.

Credits:

A production by Gestalten Script Editor: Ole Wagner Camera: Editor: Andrea Cadorin Producer: Location: Berlin Music: Voice over: Copyright 2010 Die Gestalten Verlag GmbH und Co. KG

Arabesque 2

Posted by Gestalten—05/2016

Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès

Winning the Match
Posted by Gestalten—09/2011

Typographer, graphic designer, researcher, and writer Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès is the founder of the Khatt Foundation, Center for Arabic Typography, which is dedicated to advancing design research and typography in the Middle East, North Africa, and their diaspora.

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Concrete Remade

Architect Ricardo Bofill Builds a Concrete Paradise
Posted by Gestalten—03/2017

When Ricardo Bofill found La Fábrica in 1973, he saw all the key visual and aesthetics trends of the twentieth century in this factory: surrealism, for example, in the strange staircases that lead

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Our Favorite Refurbished Buildings

Our New Book Upgrade Explores the Architects Reimagining Buildings from the Past
Posted by Gestalten—03/2017

The Pencil Perfect Launch

Join Us and Editor Caroline Weaver in New York
Posted—03/2017

Big City Living in Taipei

Step Inside House W by KC Design Studio
Posted by Gestalten—03/2017

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