Berkeley, California

November 29, 2022

Bamyan is a design project exploring the possibilities of a cultural typeface designed specifically for a region of Afghanistan. It makes reference to the Bamyan Valley of Afghanistan, its Buddhas, and the caves that inhabit it. Letterforms take on the curved structure of the hollowed out caves piercing the cliff side, while creating an homage to the topography of the region, both natural and man-made. It's not much, but it's a trying contribution to the cultural design language of Afghanistan.

omarmhmmd  عمر محمد

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