Celebrating urdu

The book ‘Celebrating Urdu’ aims to communicate the language of Urdu by educating the reader on the history of Urdu, as well as translating English to Urdu using the English alphabet along side the Arabic alphabet. This project was personal to me as it is my second language. 
The overall design aesthetic takes its inspiration from the Arabic alphabet; luxurious and detailed whilst at the same time being delicate and minimal. The colours, patterns and techniques used take their inspiration from mosques and other islamic locations, asian clothing and accessories and flags from countries where Urdu is commonly spoken...