About Bauhaus Arabic Font Family
Bauhaus is celebrating its centenary in this year. For the Bauhaus's 100th anniversary year, art and design museums and galleries around the world are hosting exhibitions and events. The publication of „Bauhaus Arabic“ font family is my contribution to celebrate this event.
Bauhaus Arabic is a sans-serif font family designed by Naghi Naghashian in tree weights. Bauhaus Arabic Light, Bauhaus Arabic Medium and Bauhaus Arabic Bold. It is extremely legible even in very small size.
This font family is a contribution to modernisation of Arabic typography, gives the font design of Arabic letters real typographic arrangement und provides more typographic flexibility. Bauhaus Arabic supports Arabic, Persian ( Farsi ) and Urdu.
It also includes proportional and tabular numerals for the supported languages.
Bauhaus Arabic design fulfills the following needs:
A Explicitly crafted for use in electronic media fulfills the demands of electronic communication.
B Suitability for multiple applications. Gives the widest potential acceptability.
C Extreme legibility not only in small sizes, but also when the type is filtered or skewed, e.g., in Photoshop or Illustrator. Bauhaus Arabic’s simplified forms may be artificial obliqued in InDesign or Illustrator, without any loss in quality for the effected text.
D An attractive typographic image. Bauhaus Arabic was developed for multiple languages and writing conventions. Bauhaus Arabic supports Arabic, Persian and Urdu. It also includes proportional and tabular numerals for the supported languages.
E The highest degree of calligraphic grace and the clarity of geometric typography.
About Naghi Naghachian
Naghi Naghashian was born in Teheran. After completing his school education in Iran, he studied illustration and book design at the Hochschule fuer Gestaltung (HfG), an academy of design, in Offenbach, Germany. Thereafter he was engaged as art director in various advertising agencies in Germany, Switzerland and England. He also worked as a freelance graphic designer with focus on illustration and brand designing for leading producers of brand articles in Europe, and also for broadcasting stations in Germany and other European countries. He was occupied with theoretical work in the field of color and research in the passive perception of color and after image phenomena. He carried out an analysis of the letters of the Arabic alphabet and a definition of their structure, enabling him to design a number of modern types of Arabic script. Naghi Naghashian created over twenty font families for Latin and Arabic characters. «Illustrated quatrains of Omar Khayyam» in four languages, English, French, German and Persian, «Geometrie als Mysterium» in German and «Design and structure of Arabic script» in English and German are his most recent publications.