with the belief that color fonts are the next big thing in graphic design, mostafa el abasiry references the abstract art of piet mondrian in arabic display font ‘tajreed’. influenced by one of the dutch painter’s most popular works from his de stijl period, ‘composition with red, blue, and yellow’, the font letters of tajreed mimic mondrian’s clearly defined lines.

playful arabic font tajreed references piet mondrian's abstract compositions
letterform referencing mondrian’s composition
on the left: piet mondriaan, 1930 – mondrian composition II in red, blue, and yellow, image source: wikimedia commons

 

 

mostafa el abasiry has designed the playful font in OpenType-SVG format, which allows the display of multiple colors, gradients and layers. meaning abstract in arabic, tajreed is designed for modern applications such as web design, mobile apps and print advertising.

playful arabic font tajreed references piet mondrian's abstract compositions
arabic letter ‘ta’a’ (ت)


arabic font tajreed

playful arabic font tajreed references piet mondrian's abstract compositions
typographic composition with tajreed


OpenType-SVG font layers

playful arabic font tajreed references piet mondrian's abstract compositions
the hollow version of tajreed


arabic alphabet

playful arabic font tajreed references piet mondrian's abstract compositions
printout with tajreed

playful arabic font tajreed references piet mondrian's abstract compositions
‘for a prettier content’


the hollow and colorful versions of the tajreed font

playful arabic font tajreed references piet mondrian's abstract compositions
initial sketches


initial sketches

 

 

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edited by: sofia lekka angelopoulou | designboom

  • The typography looks like it was inspired by Bauhaus more than it was inspired by Mondrian
    just sayin’..

    Looks really cool though 🙂

    shan says:

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