Square Kufic Calligraphy in Identity Design

Article by Dr. Mamoun Sakkal
Published in Identity magazineNo. 8, autumn 2006, pp. 78-82 (translated to and published in Russian)

I present in this article a brief review of Square Kufic calligraphy and the Arabic script used in it, as well as a glimpse of the history of Arabic calligraphy and its main styles. Then, I explore in some detail why Square Kufic calligraphy is used more and more nowadays in identity design. Throughout, I will present a few examples of my work to illustrate many of the ideas and show a range of possible designs based on this remarkable style of calligraphy.

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