December 23, 2011#

Arabic calligraphy The Missing Art

18th century writing in Ottoman calligraphy. Depicts the phrase 'In the name of God, Most Merciful, Most Gracious'

Arabic calligraphy we consider one of the most precious unspotted art that is elegant by it is own , through this round-up we will show you some amazing examples and applications of the arabic calligraphy in the real world .

Islamic calligraphy, colloquially known as Arabic calligraphy, is the artistic practice of handwriting, or calligraphy, and by extension, of bookmaking, in the lands sharing a common Islamic cultural heritage. This art form is based on the Arabic script, which for a long time was used by all Muslims in their respective languages.

source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_calligraphy

And SmashingMagazine says :

A wealth of history but web design still ‘immature’

With this wealth of calligraphic design for inspiration and the unity of the Arabic language defining the Arab world, one would assume that strong typographic design in the Arab web design world is abundant and advanced. But on the contrary. One sad reality about this rich script-based culture is that the web has failed to deliver enough support for Arabic fonts. That is until recent advances in Internet browser support. There are reportedly very few trusted and faithful fonts that allow for really beautiful typographical-based Arabic web designs. Tahoma is the number-one used font – it is available in Latin and Arabic.

So Wanna See How Awesome it’s ?

source : http://www.flickr.com/photos/39137393@N03/4584085898/

source : http://www.flickr.com/photos/ottomancalligraphy/4584086132/

Oriental by Malikanas

the Fontmaker collection

Muhammad Abdulmateen’s Collection

Jordan Jelev

In the making

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