Arabic calligraphy and Typography
for Print and Broadcast media

Internationally renowned calligrapher and graphic designer Mamoun Sakkal has been studying and producing Arabic and Islamic calligraphy for the past 25 years.
In addition to using calligraphy in his graphic design projects for numerous clients, he can produce unique calligraphic designs to suite your particular needs. Previous work was used to enhance newspaper and magazine articles, used as part of book covers and posters, used as film title animation and project proposals, and in web sites.

Designs are done in several styles:
Kufi with its many variation: Early Kufi, Eastern Kufi, Foliate Kufi, Knotted Kufi, and Square Kufi.
Cursive with its many styles: Naskh, Thuluth, Nastaliq, and Diwani.
Modern calligraphy and typography if non of the above is appropriate for your application.
To see examples of projects where some of these styles are used check here.

The cost is $150 per hour with a minimum of 2 hours, plus cost of shipping, printed and computer media. The fee is to be prepaid in US funds to Sakkal Design, and mailed with project information to our address below. Turn around time is usually one week for simple jobs, with shorter turn around time available for additional rush charges. Please provide a brief of your project requirements, including text, style, type and region of use, and time schedule, for a price quotation.

The artwork is provided in printed or digital format as you request at the beginning of the project.

Examples of Calligraphy Projects for Print and Broadcast Media

Arabic calligraphy for Sukar Pasha restaurant menu titles and promotion flyers.

Arabic calligraphy compositions for book covers and Arabic phrases for inside chapter titles for Cune Press in Seattle.

Arabic calligraphy for cover of the book Betrayed by George Packer, published by Faber and Faber of New York

Arabic calligraphy for Women Writers of the Arab World, an event sponsored in part by Sakkal Design.

Arabic calligraphy for Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, Stanford University.

Exuberant Diwani style Arabic calligraphy for National Geographic's feature article on Saudi Arabia.

Thuluth calligraphy for cover and inside of the book: Guid to Understanding Islamic Investing.

Calligraphy for cover of The Guardian Review of London.

Arabic calligraphy in different styles for the book "A New Kind of Science" by Stephen Wolfram.

Arabic calligraphy for cover of "Discover Islam" Annual Report.

Cover design for PaintBrush literary journal.

Arabic calligraphy for Newsweek Magazine, New York.

Arabic titles for the film "City of Brass" by Hisham Bizri of Muqarnas Cinema. Released 2000.

The title " A Different Path," the first anthology of the Radius of Arab American Writers (RAWI) is written in Square Kufi for the coverdesign.

The word "Hajj" for an article in The Seattle Times newspaper, appeared in the Travel section, Sunday, February 20, 2000.

Edebiyat, design of the Arabic portion of a scholarly journal's logo to coordinate with the existing distinctive English logotype.

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