What is Arabic Calligraphy?

What is Arabic Calligraphy?

What is Arabic calligraphy? Calligraphy (from the Greek words καλλος kallos “beauty” + γραφος grafos “writing”) is the art of penmanship that ranges from functional writing and handwritten letters to the visual arts, where creating a decorated handwritten character is often more important than the readability of the text. Calligraphy is different from typography. Individual characters are…

All Arabic styles

How Many Styles Does Arabic Calligraphy Has?

Arabic Calligraphy Styles Now that we have overviewed the history of Arabic calligraphy and learnt that each script, or group of scripts, have been developed during specific period of time, let us move on and learn about the most common styles of Arabic calligraphy scripts that many calligraphers and designers are still using today. Here are some…

A brief history of Arabic calligraphy

Brief history of Arabic calligraphy

Brief History The early stages of Arabic calligraphy were very simplistic compared to the later developments in the script’s forms and glyph design. There are two reasons for this development in Arabic calligraphy. The first one is the expansion of the Islamic civilization to cover large areas on earth and many cultures from Africa, Asia, and…