Borna Izadpanah, برنا ایزدپناه

Photo by Rouzbeh Rashidi

Borna Izadpanah is an Iranian graphic and type designer, and researcher based in the UK. He holds an MA in Typeface Design from the University of Reading, UK (graduating with distinction) and an MA in Graphic Design from the London College of Communication. His MA dissertation at the University of Reading traced The typographic development of the Nasta’liq style, 1770s-2000. He is the designer of award-winning typefaces Lida and Lalezar.


As a graphic designer his work has been exhibited in venues such as, The British Museum, The Royal College of Art, The Saatchi Gallery and Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art.


He is currently undertaking a PhD research on Perso-Arabic typography, printing history & culture at the University of Reading. This research project is funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council under the auspices of the Design Star Doctoral Training Centre.


Borna is a fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society and a member of the ATypI, the BIPS and the TDC New York.



This website is typeset in

Signo & Azo Sans Uber

by Rui Abreu.

Unless otherwise stated, design & content © Borna Izadpanah, 2016. All rights reserved.