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Abdullah Taşçı

Abdullah Taşçı is an artist who has accomplished a great deal that influenced the Turkish graphic design field including posters, book and journal covers, packaging, emblems, logos and institution identity designs.

Abdullah Taşçı was born in Kayseri in 1945. He entered the Fine Arts Academy in 1967 and graduated from the Graphic Department in 1972. He started his apprenticeship the same year, after passing the apprenticeship examination. He received numerous awards in poster, packaging, and emblem design. 
He wrote a thesis on “Graphic Order in Turkish Literary Works and Modern Book Graphics” and participated in the 1974 and 1978 Brno Biennials (Czechoslovakia). He held his first one-man exhibition in 1975. In 1982 he became Assistant Professor. In 1986 Taşçı held emblem and logo exhibition in the Giessen (Germany).

Since retiring from Mimar Sinan University in 2000, the artist continues to teach graphic design in various universities and to design typefaces. The artist has developed several typefaces he named Tasci font family, Tasci Kursiv, Tasci Kufi, Tasci Calligraphy and Nokta.

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