Of Letters & Coins A Coins Installation, 2019
In this installation, Hussein Alazaat takes us on a journey into Jordan’s history, depicting the various scripts of Jordan on oversized coins (real and imaginary).
Jordan is one of the world’s oldest crossroads, harboring powerful kingdoms and trading centers, as attested to by the diversity of scripts on coins and inscriptions found within its present borders. The writings attest to the trading routes of Jordan’s past and present civilizations. The scripts range from petroglyphs, to Safaitic, Aramaic, Nabataean, Greek, Latin, and Arabic. They display a wealth of lettering styles from iconic sites and significant periods.
This work was exhibited as part of Jordan Script Routes, curated by Huda Abi-Fares.
© Amman Design Week 2019