CANADA TYPE »Taboo« Homage to Fred Africkian (for widescreen displays)

Wallpaper 1920x1200 created with Patrick Griffins (Canada Type) particularly impressing typeface »Taboo«.

 

Taboo is a versatile font family inspired by the magnificent geometric experiments made by Armenian lettering artist Fred Africkian during the late 1970s. Virtually unknown in the west, Africkian was one of the most talented eastern block artists. Though mainly a calligrapher working with traditional tools, he embraced geometry on multiple occasions for the sake of drawing simple modern Armenian and Cyrillic alphabets. Though he normally tried to maintain in his work a certain homage to Mesrop Mashtots (5th century Armenian monk who invented the Armenian alphabet), his late 1970s experiments made use of so many modern elements that the results were hailed as “real art mingled with science.

 

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Taken on June 13, 2010
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