Resident Alien

This 43 pages book is a reaction to the global political climate against Middle Eastern immigrants fleeing to Europe and the United States. It incorporates a total of four custom Farsi and Latin typefaces to showcase the cultural, political, and social similarities and differences of East and West, while investigating the possibilities of making connotation stronger than denotation typographically. The goal of this project was to produce a piece where the interplay of both writing systems (Latin vs. Farsi/Arabic) and their variations can reveal the underling significance of the subject matter rather than the syntax of the narrative. It examines the scope of the relationship between visual and verbal language within the context of content-driven type design.

*According to USCIS, an immigrant is “any person—not a citizen of the United States—who is residing in the U.S. under legally recognized and lawfully recorded permanent residence. Also known as ‘Permanent Resident Alien’.”

In Collaboration with Pouya Ahmadi

Exhibited at Typeforce 7

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