On the surface it is an interview about Tom’s work with Arabic Script. But really, it is about world culture and the effects of the war in Lebanon. I spent a good part of a saturday at his home in Amsterdam where we recorded this program with the focus being on how his interest in Arabic developed. However don’t let the title or my words here fool you, the information and stories contained here go far beyond arabic script and into topics such as the War in Lebanon, Armenians seeking asylum in the Netherlands, writing an Arabic manual for the Dutch military, the orgin of Middle Eastern hospitality, and oh-so much more.
Towards the end of the program we mention the Decotype website where you can click on the presentation and see what we’re talking about.
- The Clash – Armagideon Time
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