Centuries after the Quran was written, Arabic calligraphy found its geometric perfection.
Well into the twentieth century, calligraphers scribed masterpieces of Arabic Calligraphy by hand. Modern advancements in computer technologies and graphics have led to a flourishing of styles and techniques, creating an entirely new dimension of an ancient art form.
I feel honoured to launch this blog, a modest attempt to display some of my calligraphy.
If you like any of the artwork displayed here, please feel free to use it. I do request, however, that you notify me via email. Thank you.
In the above image "Allaho Akbar" is written 10 times. The words are rotated to achieve the flower like shape. This feature of rotating the letters and making patterns out of them sets the Arabic Calligraphy apart from all writing systems.
The image above contains "BISMILLAH", written in Sulus Script.
There are 3 "Alif" and 2 "Lam" which create a vertical symmetry. The elongated "Seen" in "Bism" compliments the vertical symmetry of "Alif" and "Lam". The "Meem" of "ar-Raheem" gives the composition a balance. The over-all pyramid like shape is achieved by placing "Eraab" above "ar-Raheem".