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    Today a calligrapher came to the office to help me out on a logo I was working on. I really love arabic calligraphy but I never had the chance to see a calligrapher work on something live. So when the guy came today I sat down with him and watched him work. Its really unreal. The guy can change handwritings as if I am changing fonts on a computer. He can flip flop from one style to another with such great ease it makes it all look too easy. Its seriously wonderful watching an artist at work. When I was studying design at university I always hated arabic type. Then one time I had to use it for a project and from the moment I started breaking down the letters I fell in love. Arabic is very flexible and you can do a lot with it, stuff you cant do with english. It is a lot harder to work with and learn though, but once you get the hang of it things do get better. By the way, any guys here planning on taking their girlfriends to McDonalds? I passed by today for breakfast and the place was decorated for valentine. Why? Do people actually go and celebrate valentine at McDonalds?

    Andy van der Raadt (minimum), dotsara, and 79 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Faulty Pixel ages ago | reply

      Arabic calligraphy is pure magic. Every stroke is a piece of art itself.

    2. boboroshi ages ago | reply

      Arabic writing in general is a beautiful art. The caligraphy became more artistic as Islam forbade icons or images of people. So artwork became extensive calligraphic and geometric design. Simply look at the walls of the Alhambra in Granada, Spain. Beautiful.

    3. stephenjohnbryde ages ago | reply

      (Good) كويس
      I love it to !! Go Arabic

    4. Pink Sushi 119 months ago | reply

      AAAAAAH torture very beautifullll
      pleasee add the arabic typography group

    5. Christine Lebrasseur 107 months ago | reply

      Please consider to add this wonder in the " *brushes_pens_pencils group".

      (tag ""penpencilbrushink")

      It will be an honour to count you as a member.

    6. Bwana Seeru 106 months ago | reply

      this is one of my favorite pictures i have seen of calligraphy in practice for the deepness of the ink

    7. psub 98 months ago | reply

      thanks to the creative commons licence, i have used this good picture for my site:

    8. jalalspages 96 months ago | reply

      Calligraphy, specially in Arabic, has always fascinated people. This one is one of the many calligraphic marvels.
      You are invited to add this calligraphy to our group!
      Please tag this photo with "jalalspages_calligraphicalbum" when you add it to the pool.

    9. simon besson [deleted] 95 months ago | reply

      So nice :)

    10. aimali [deleted] 88 months ago | reply

      No doubt it is reall fun to calligraph traditionally with tools, I am used to do this practice it is a real FUN and very intersting. It is really nice to see this image. thanks for sharing.

    11. l.traube 86 months ago | reply

      Ciao, sono amministratore di un gruppo chiamato Write me!. Ci farebbe piacere aggiungere le tuo foto al gruppo.

    12. alazaat 84 months ago | reply

      nice.. what's his name? the calligrapher.. ?

    13. Khaleelullah Chemnad 83 months ago | reply

      Hi... I am introdusing a New Style of Arabic calligraphy here, that called Anatomic Caligraphy.Anatomic calligraphy is a style in which the portrait of a person is drawn using the person's name in Arabic or the words describing any other specialties of the person. Best examples of this style are the portrait of the founding president of the UAE late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan drawn using the letters of his name. You can see tht pictures with my calligraphics. I am inviting you to join my 'Anatomic Arabic Calligraphy'( ) Group and you can contribute somthing from your side.

      My calligraphic website
      you can contact me here :

    14. |Sur| [deleted] 81 months ago | reply


    15. tias_adhi 81 months ago | reply

      nice work....

    16. Mohammad Abdur Rahim bd 77 months ago | reply

      I am a Bangladeshy calligrapher. We have a blog. Please visit and help us.
      Thanks and Regards.
      Mohammad Abdur Rahim

    17. Blue Mai 61 months ago | reply

      ماشاء الله
      سلمت يداك

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