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Sookoon publication, Lynn Amhaz

Lynn Amhaz is one of the participating artists in Mapping for Tourists. Sookoon, a book that explores the musicality of the Arabic script, the rhythm, the levels, the curvatures and the melodious flow of the letterforms. It also exposes my experiments with calligraphy and the reforms in Arabic typography. Vignelli once said, “A good typographer always has a sensibility about the distance between the letters. We think typography is black and white. Typography is really white. It’s not even black. It is the space between the blacks that really makes it. In essence, it’s like music. It’s not the notes. It’s the space between the notes that makes the music.” It’s the silence.