I usually spend a lot of hours digging the internet for old photos about cities that I admire: Amman, Damascus, Cairo ..etc. It’s really interesting to see how these cities evolved!
This time, I’ll be sharing some photos of Amman, from the 20’s till the 90’s. You’ll notice that most of them are having a nice and well-designed shop signs; which is my well-known passion!
Photos have been collected from different websites, copyrights are reserved for their owners. Captions are available for most of the photos.
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I love it. Great pictures! I love fonts and typography, but can’t help feeling that digital typography is partly responsible for killing Arabic calligraphy. Why aren’t there as many beautiful signs anymore in Amman? Is the skill of calligraphy just too time consuming in a digital age? Do we just need more Arabic fonts?
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