Meddah is a blog created by the Turkish Heritage Organization. It's purpose is to break from the tradition of dry analytical articles on U.S.-Turkey relations and bring attention to creative, human-centered stories.
The name Meddah harkens back to the storytellers of Ottoman times. People would flock to coffeehouses to hear a Meddah tell all kinds of stories from traditional fables to political critique. Every Meddah was usually armed with a walking stick and scarf thrown over his shoulder to use as props as he acted out his tales. I used the form of the iconic Meddah walking stick to create the stem of the M. The pattern that fills the rest of the letter is inspired by the tulip motif found in traditional Turkish art. I chose this as a nod to the creative and artistic nature of the Meddah blog.