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'Cultural Connectives' Links Arabic and Latin Languages

 - May 17, 2011
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'Cultural Connectives', a book by Rana Abou Rjeily, bridges the divide between Arabic and Latin-based languages by cleverly comparing their typography. The paired down aesthetic of the book is compelling in its simplicity, with a minimalist color palette palette that primarily involves green.

'Cultural Connectives' details the rules of writing and pronunciation in Arabic for a Western audience. The collection of stylized images and texts helps the reader understand how the languages differ by comparing them side by side.

Rana Abou Rielily's 'Cultural Connectives' speaks to the need for there to be more cross-cultural understanding. The book serves as an easy entry point and induction into the Arabic for the uninitiated. A must-have for those into design and language.