Category Archives: Portaits بورتريه

Malcolm X مالكوم إكس

The face of Malcolm X, famous African American Muslim leader and human rights activist, is depicted using the Diwani Jali Arabic calligraphy script. The text is an Arabic translation of the following quote, obviously repeated many times: “If violence is … Continue reading

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Mazen’s Bullet رصاصة مازن

The poem “(Stray) Bullet” by Lebanese-Palestinian poet, Mazen Maarouf, is written exactly once in the Diwani Jali Arabic calligraphy script to create the image of a man (bearing the likeness of Mazen, himself) being struck by a stylized bullet. 32x44cm … Continue reading

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Sisters of the Wind الأخوات الرياح

Well this ought to save me be being called a chauvinist for at least a day or two… or not. 36x52cm, Signed Limited Edition Print of 50. خمسون نسخة موقعة محدودة بقياس 36 ب 52سم The phrase “We are family, … Continue reading

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With a Little Help from My Friends بيتلز

Photograph of the Original Ink Drawing. Dimensions: 60cm x 43cm The image of the four Beatles is created using only the letters and shapes of the Diwani Djali Arabic script. The words in the piece are the lyrics to the … 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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Native Son ابن بلدي

This is an original Arabic calligraphy design, created by Everitte Barbee. The quote “Good morning America. How are you? Don’t you know me? I’m your native son” is repeated many times throughout the piece, to create the likeness of Willie … 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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