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The lack of Latin typographic heritage and type design in Turkey

When Sat 17 Sep 1110
Where Track 1
What Presentation
Who Onur Yazicigil

Spoken language and written script are two defining characteristics that a nation will use in order to unify its members and to culturally distinguish itself. The region now comprisedof the Republic of Turkey, once using the Arabic alphabet, made a radical, and often deemed “over night” change to the Latin alphabet. This was a revolutionary decision that affected the course of typographyin the country. This paper investigates the typographic paradigm shift that occurred in Turkey, which has resulted in the phenomenon of a “lack of typographic heritage,” and further explores the significance of type-design in the region.

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