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Türk Infographic

Contributed by Eyad Al-Samman on Sep 1st, 2020. Artwork published in
circa 2019
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    Turkey increases their gold reserves.
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    Turkey increases their gold reserves.

    Türk Infographic is “an Arab infographic platform on Turkish achievements”. Many of the graphics posted to Instagram and elsewhere use Alfarooq as the primary typeface. Nasser, another Arabic typeface also designed by Eyad Al-Samman, is occasionally used, too, among other fonts.

    In 1453, Sultan Mehmed II conquered Constantinople and declared it the new capital of the Ottoman Empire.
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    In 1453, Sultan Mehmed II conquered Constantinople and declared it the new capital of the Ottoman Empire.

    Reasons for why Turks want to learn Arabic.
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    Reasons for why Turks want to learn Arabic.

    Turkey increases its cultivation of canola, which is used for producing oil, biodiesel, and fodder.
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    Turkey increases its cultivation of canola, which is used for producing oil, biodiesel, and fodder.

    Turkey is the center of therapeutic tourism, ranking among the five favorite countries in the world.
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    Turkey is the center of therapeutic tourism, ranking among the five favorite countries in the world.

    Facts about the Çamlıca Mosque, the largest mosque in Turkey.
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    Facts about the Çamlıca Mosque, the largest mosque in Turkey.

     in use for a post about Jamal Khashoggi, the journalist who was murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018.
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    Nasser in use for a post about Jamal Khashoggi, the journalist who was murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018.

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    • Alfarooq
    • Nasser
    • unidentified typeface

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    2 Comments on “Türk Infographic”

    1. Doily Mcmahon says:
      Sep 1st, 2020 8:29 am

      Why does so much Arab text design look like it was done on 90s Word?

    2. Hi Doily, I think that’s an unfair characterization. Arabic typography (and generally all scripts other than Latin) are not yet represented very well on Fonts In Use. This has to do with the interests of the involved contributors – the vast majority (incl. the team members) comes from a Latin script background. We are very happy and grateful that type designers and font spotters with a focus on Arabic script are contributing to the Collection, too. So far, the sample for Arabic is very small, which may distort the impression that you’re getting about the quality. Having said that, there are already many outstanding examples of Arabic typography.

    3. Doily Mcmahon says:
      Sep 9th, 2020 5:00 am

      I understand there’s a lot of good Arabic typography and design out there. I said ‘so much’, not referring to this site, but generally in life. I’ve lived in many Arab countries and the general tackiness of design is unquestionably greater there.

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