The College of Design at the American University in the Emirates presents an International Typography Poster Exhibition.

The TYPE + TEXT | DXB exhibition showcases a selection of posters that displays the most outstanding achievements and innovative approaches to composition in typography within the field of poster design. It will present work by more than 40 artists from 20 countries around the world.

The letter is the base and common denominator of all the selected works. Some designers treat it as an experimental form, focusing more on sensation than function - to others, the attribute of rationality is of primary importance. Numerous works are typified by their abstract character – looking at them, it is difficult to trace any particular font or typeface.

Apart from being a showcase of the most intriguing achievements of international designers specialising in typography, the exhibition also attempts to juxtapose the methods, approaches, practices and ways of thinking about design and lettering of various cultures.

The exhibition is curated by Agnieszka Ziemiszewska, PhD (Poland) and Arafat Al-Naim, PhD (UAE), and organized by the College of Design at AUE.

Image Credits:
Thumbnail: Masayuki Terashima (JP)
Header: Byungrok Chae (KR)
Gallery: Michel Bouvet (FR), Krysitain Sarkis (LB), Erik Brandt (US), Bruno Monguzzi (CH)

About American University in the Emirates
The American University in the Emirates (AUE) is committed to offering quality, multidisciplinary research and career-oriented academic degree programs that prepare students for successful employment and continuing higher education.

The College of Design at AUE offers four creative programs that are designed to encourage students to research, conceptualize, create, and critique their own work while training them to develop the skills and knowledge required in the industry. The integration of theoretical concepts and practical experience prepares graduates to be innovators and leaders of the future who can contribute to the community on a wide scale.