The quick brown ثعلب jumped over the lazy red الكلب
March 31, 2017 10:50 AM   Subscribe

Mahmoud Tammam illustrates Arabic words. Two portfolios of these illustrations on his Behance page: one two.
posted by jacquilynne (8 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
lazy red dog?
posted by MisantropicPainforest at 10:59 AM on March 31, 2017

These are pretty neat, and remind me of how kanji get used in logos and other graphic design in Japan.
posted by GenjiandProust at 11:25 AM on March 31, 2017

posted by standardasparagus at 12:08 PM on March 31, 2017 [1 favorite]

Awesome! I run the social media pages for my languages department, and I am always looking for something visual like this to share with our followers.

If you click on his name at the Behance page, he has links to his Instagram and Facebook as well. *followed*
posted by chainsofreedom at 1:13 PM on March 31, 2017

This is neat. It took me a moment, but you can compare the illustrated words to the typical script on the bottom of each illustration.

I think my favorite is the cat.
posted by dinty_moore at 1:15 PM on March 31, 2017 [3 favorites]

Yeah the cat and the cheetah are spectacular. Although I find myself wanting to get the coffee one on a t-shirt. Becuase it's amaaaazing.
posted by teleri025 at 2:25 PM on March 31, 2017 [1 favorite]

I definitely agree with the t-shirt comment. This fellow is missing a bet if he doesn't market this. I'd buy a poster of the cat one!
posted by adam hominem at 7:26 PM on March 31, 2017

This modern take on the classical art of Arabic calligraphy thrills me on both visual and conceptual levels. And it's also a potentially fantastic tool for Arabic language learners, young and old. Thanks for sharing.
posted by philotes at 10:19 PM on March 31, 2017

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