Rana Abou Rjeily | Visual Communication & Type Design | Author of Cultural Connectives

Cultural Connectives: Bridging the Latin and Arabic Alphabets

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When it comes to learning and understanding Arabic, the letterforms can be daunting, but realizing the differences between the Arabic and Latin alphabets is necessary. Cultural Connectives presents Arabic from a fresh perspective by bridging Arabic and Latin scripts through Mirsaal, a family of typefaces I designed that brings the two scripts into typographic harmony, even in light of their differences. I have then applied Arabic rules of writing, grammar, and pronunciation to English as a way to introduce Arabic to non-native speakers.

As an introduction to written Arabic this book is invaluable; as a means to dissolve cultural barriers, this book utilizes two very different alphabets in the name of creating understanding on many levels.

Please visit culturalconnectives.com for more information!

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