Desiging Broken Shadows

As mentioned earlier, I was happy to be part of the team bringing Broken Shadows to the light (pun intended)

I wanted a touch of geometric symmetry of Square Kufi and to try using it in Lain Alphabet. My target was to present something more sophisticated than a normal font and of course that the design is tailored specifically to the title, while maintaining the appeal to an international audience.

And it all begins with the pen and paper.

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And then it turns out into this:

Broken effect

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البلاد

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سَأَضْرِبُ في طُولِ الْبِلاَدِ وَعَرْضِهَا أنالُ مرادي أو أموتُ غريبا
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