My calligraphy designs are original and fully protected. Reproducing them in any shape or form, including tattoos, is not allowed without permission. To commission a design please see [link] .EDIT: Made this available on a few products on Cafepress
I made this yesterday; for a few days I had been working on a calligraphic challenge to myself, which was to create a square Kufi composition of a certain number of blessings that are recurrent motifs in traditional (lay) calligraphy. I managed it yesterday morning after several solutions I wasn't happy with (I discuss them on my sketch blog
). The rule of square Kufi is that the balance of black and white must be absolutely maintained, meaning equal width everywhere. Beyond that, the shape of the letters can be stretched sometimes beyond recognition, and legibility is irrelevant. I wanted to avoid absurd stretching though, and keep them reasonably legible. I also wanted a spiraling movement as opposed to having everything horizontally, and, though it makes things a lot more complicated, I wanted to keep the dots (which are usually eliminated) because they add a lot of visual interest.
The 9 words are:
Good fortune يمن
So, when I managed the design, I felt like reproducing it in real, and pulled out one of the gorgeous papers I had been keeping forever. The photo is poor but it allows its white-on-white silkscreen pattern to show. The dots are gilded, the rest painted in sepia watercolor, through which the paper's pattern peeks. The total piece is 46x46cm.
I'm selling the original for $50 (shipping included) – note me if interested.
sold!Please do not copy this design.
It is my own and not a traditional one int he public domain. All rights reserved.