Category Archives: Humour دعابة

The Sea in the Sink -Yehia Jaber

The poem “Incongruity” aka “Nightmare” by Lebanese poet Yehia Jaber is written once in the Diwani Jali Arabic calligraphy script to create the image of water running from a tap. This piece was one of eight designs, commissioned by Reel … Continue reading

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American Foreign Policy One ‘The Peace Sign’ – Arabic Calligraphy

A hand giving the peace sign is depicted using Islamic Calligraphy written in the Diwani Jali script. While the hand itself reads the phrase ‘American Foreign Policy’ repeated several times, various other words are written in the background of the … Continue reading

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American Foreign Policy Two ‘The V Sign’ – Arabic Calligraphy

A hand giving the ‘V Sign’ is depicted using Islamic Calligraphy written in the Diwani Jali script. While the hand itself reads the phrase ‘American Foreign Policy’ repeated several times, various other words are written in the background of the … Continue reading

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Welsh Flag علم ويلز

58x42cm, a recent commission for a friendly Welshman. Yes, I realize that I’m catering to a very niche market with this one… The (colourless) Flag of Whales is depicted using the Diwani Jali Arabic Calligraphy script featuring the words from … Continue reading

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Lizard’s First Law of Inertia قانون السحلية للقصور الذاتي

42x29cm Ink On Paper The image in this piece is created using only the Diwani Jali Arabic Calligraphy script from the poem ‘Lizard’s First Law of Inertia’ by Scottish Poet, Emily Ballou. The poem is written exactly once from head … Continue reading

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Groucho’s Elephant الفيل في منامتي

This elephant is drawn from the Arabic calligraphy Diwani Jali script, using only the words form the Groucho Marx quote. “One Morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How it got into my Pajamas I’ll never know.” Marx’s Elephant … Continue reading

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Pulp Fiction الخيال المثير

The classic image from the film ‘Pulp Fiction’ of Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield, with their guns at the ready, is created using only the letters and shapes found in the Diwani Djali Arabic script. The text found in the … Continue reading

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Yoda

Yoda is depicted using only the characters and shapes of Arabic Diwani Jali Script from two of Yoda’s famous quotes from the Star Wars saga. These quotes can be seen below in English. An interesting and truly unique addtion to … Continue reading

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Butterfly Tattoo وشم الفراشة

Pen and Ink on Paper, 32x24cm The image of a butterfly in this piece is created using only the Arabic translation of the Billy Elmer quote “Women, don’t get a tattoo. That butterfly looks great on your breast when you’re … Continue reading

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Rhinoceros وحيد القرن

The image of a rhinoceros is created using only Arabic calligraphy in the Diwani Jali script. The text is the famous Eugene Ionesco quote from the play ‘Rhinoceros': “There are certain things which enter the minds of even people without … Continue reading

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