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Ottoman calligraphy and Arabic typography

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Above: Ottoman calligraphy from a selection at the Library of Congress. Below: contemporary Arabic typography from the Experimental Typography Flickr pool.

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Previously on { feuilleton }
Ghubar
Calligraphy by Mouneer Al-Shaárani
The Journal of Ottoman Calligraphy
Word into Art: Artists of the Modern Middle East

 


 

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  1. #1 posted by george

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    here you can take a look at some arabic zoomorph calligraphy pictures
    http://ventitre.noblogs.org/post/2007/04/27/calligrafia-zoomorfa
    the text is in italian only.
    bye

  2. #2 posted by John

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    Thanks George, those are tremendous examples.

  3. #3 posted by Mostafa

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    Hey… that’s my work up there!!
    thanx
    :)

  4. #4 posted by ibrahim abu touq

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    very nice

  5. #5 posted by Tubulu

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    What does the black white typography means???
    very urgent!!!!

  6. #6 posted by abdul mun'im

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    thanks a lot for that beauty. may I “borrow” it as an ornament ofthe cover of my book?

  7. #7 posted by John

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    Hi Abdul. I only posted these as examples of work past and present, I don’t own the rights to the designs. If you wanted to use them somewhere you’d have to find the people who owned the artwork and ask them.

 


 

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