Study of the Importance of Association between Form and Content in "Names of God" Typography

Maryam Safa, Hossein Abed Doost


Communication and coordination between form and content is inevitable in the transfer and impact of the Creator's purpose. The use of most forms in visual works, relying on visual elements, is to express the meaning and true context of the work, so the type of element selection and how they will also have a direct impact on the content that the artist desire. Of these works, typography, especially the typography of Names of God, has a special place, because apart from its graphical structure, it also contains the semantic meaning of the word. Therefore, the main point of the study is how much the association between form and material is important in typography of Names of God?

Therefore, the researcher has decided to consider the objectives of this research, including the establishment of a broad message communication with respect to visual elements and the form and content of expression in Names of God's typography works and to better express the truth and content of Names of God in typography, In general, the form and content of these posters are analyzed using descriptive - analytic research methodology to analyze the data qualitatively. This transfer of context and meaning in Names of God typography is of particular importance; because their content, apart from holiness, has a deep and profound truth. Also, the interpretation and paraphrasing of these names and attributions that are the same essence of the God is one of the categories that needs to receive and study their special sciences. The use of special Islamic forms that artists have used to convey religious truths and religious beliefs to a great extent can also contribute to the translation of the meaning of divine names.


Form, Content, Typography, Names of God.

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