Sunday, February 12, 2012

Forgotten Fragment

Daniel Heald brings us this this fantastically aged page from an Arabic tome. The mix of textures and tone values gives it a great deal of character.


Anonymous said...

“Shoggoths ate your homework ~again~? OK Alhazred, principal’s office, now.”

CoastConFan said...

That is a nice prop and the variations of color is quite nice. Wikipedia has a pretty good article about the diffusion of paper making into Europe: . The history of the diffusion of paper making from China to the Middle East to Europe is a fascinating scholarly subject. Eventually, paper became cheap enough to use as a common wrapper.

Anonymous said...

Who knew the Arabs had computer-set typefaces back then? (Nothing like set-type to destroy the verisimilitude of age.)