Contemporary Iranian Calligraphy: The Next Generation

Iranian art has entered a particularly significant period of transformation, driven by a thriving artistic community both inside and outside of Iran. Galerie Kashya Hildebrand will present six emerging contemporary artists (Aghighi Bakhshayeshi, Mohamad Bozorgi, Habib Faraj Abadi, Hadieh Shafie, Abolfazi Shai and Behrouz Zindashtiof)… Read More

Afghan calligrapher creates world’s largest Koran

“An Afghan calligrapher has worked for five years to create the world’s biggest Koran, a bid to show the world that Afghanistan’s rich cultural heritage and traditions have been damaged but not destroyed by 30 years of war. The lavish book has pages 2.28 meters… Read More

Lebanon’s last Arabic scribes struggle in IT age

“Lebanon’s few remaining Arabic calligraphers, whose elegant script and interweaving words transport one to another era, are working to preserve an art form struggling to compete with new technology. “The computer is a wonderful tool but in no way can it replace an artist or… Read More

Street Artist RETNA’s $60 Million Vista Jet

“As part of a partnership with VistaJet & Bombardier Aerospace, 31 year old Los Angeles street artist RETNA has hand-painted a unique artwork on the tail of a VistaJet Global Express XRS as part of his Hallelujah World Tour,” reports If it’s hip it’s here…. Read More

Video from a free style Arabic calligrapher

[youtube] Sayed A Badshah…. A very talented 23 years old free style arabic calligrapher from united kingdom.

Kofi Annan and His Wife Explore the Sakip Sabanci Collection of Ottoman Calligraphy

From Left: Kofi Annan, Guler Sabanci, and Nane Marie Annan. (Image from Art Daily) Art Daily: “The former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, and his wife, Nane Marie Annan, visited the Sabanci University Sakip Sabanci Museum in Istanbul. They were welcomed upon their… Read More

El Seed – Calligraphy meets Graffiti

Tradition and Modernism – التقليدية والحداثة 1 wall, 20 spraypaint cans, 602 nails and 268 meters of string later.. El Seed on Vimeo: “eL Seed perceives Arabic Calligraphy as a tangible expression of his search for identity. Throughout his work, myriad paths intersect and mirror… Read More

New media artist Hung Keung’s war on Simplified Chinese

“Art Radar spoke with Hong Kong artist Hung Keung on how he uses Chinese calligraphy and the philosophy behind it as a tool of expression. With continued experiments in new media formats Hung hopes to provide a visual insight into the importance of Traditional Chinese… Read More

40+ Inspirational Examples of Arabic Typography

Amazing collection over at Islamic Arts Magazine

Islamic Calligraphy Exhibition: “Letters of Love” by Wissam Shawkat in New York

Islamic Arts Mag: “Born in Iraq and residing in Dubai, Shawkat is one of the world’s youngest and most talented Arabic calligraphers. There will be an opening reception on February 24th from 7-10pm at Reed Space, marking the first display of the artist’s work in… Read More