Hip Hop Calligraphy
This is a little side project I'm working on: iconic hip hop lyrics written in traditional Arabic calligraphy. I started this project as a fun way to challenge perceptions of what calligraphy is "supposed to be".
I'll be expanding on this collection so check back for new pieces!
They are available in 3 sizes: 5x7, 8x10, and 11x14. I am happy to ship them framed or unframed. All start at $10 and max out at $30 for unframed pieces.
All prints are available with ebru borders. The ebru I use is hand-made by me and then scanned at 300dpi; I marble paper in the traditional fashion, on a thickened water with water-based natural pigments, and has been used for bordering Arabic calligraphy for hundreds of years.
All calligraphy is hand-written with a reed pen and scanned at 300dpi.
They are printed professionally on a luster-coated paper.
"Don't Call It a Comeback"
-LL Cool J
"Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself"
"It Was All A Dream"
"No Sleep Till Brooklyn"
"Can't Tell Me Nothing"
"Rats in the front room, Roaches in the back, Junkies in the alley with the baseball bat"
Sulus and Taalik calligraphy