Letterpress is undergoing a nostalgic revival in the West, resonating in the tactile imperfection of its visual quality. However, few designers have embraced letterpress, wood type in particular, as a technique applied with
This presents an opportunity to research the imperfection that results from attempting to break apart the Arabic script into physical components. By bringing the two elements back together to create a rejuvenated visual form, this thesis explores the behavior of Arabic letterforms
as a process but also engages Arabic typography as a visual element in this procedure.
As part of this endeavor, a set of Arabic physical typographic systems are presented in a collection of contemporary prints developed using a self-built