Unrealized Archive 7

Text to Image


Bamyan Font, 2022

Omar Mohammad

Font, Short Film, Website

Bamyan is a design project exploring the possibilities of a cultural typeface designed specifically for a region of Afghanistan. It makes reference to the Bamyan Valley of Afghanistan, its Buddhas, and the caves that inhabit it. Letterforms take on the curved structure of the hollowed out caves piercing the cliff side, while creating an homage to the topography of the region, both natural and man-made. It's not much, but it's a trying contribution to the cultural design language of Afghanistan.

Salaam, and thank you for watching this film. I'm Omar Mohammad, a designer based in Kabul, Afghanistan. While studying Design at Kabul University, the reality that our country lacks a contemporary cultural design language in many fields, especially architecture and graphic design, was a constant constraint in my work and research. My main focus as a student and now as a professional is about contributing to the cultural design language of Afghanistan through personal and commercial work.