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You can get in touch with me at arabic.calligrapher(at)gmail.com or via this form! Thank you!


Washington, Dc

Welcome to Arabic Calligraphy Design. I practice traditional and contemporary Arabic calligraphy, and do custom calligraphy for tattoos, design work, and original pieces. All my work is hand-written, I do not use computer fonts in my designs. To get started, have a look at the Styles page to see some of the different styles I normally work in, or if you’re interested in a tattoo, click the Tattoos page. When you’re ready, send me an email at arabic.calligrapher@gmail.com, and we can work together on what you’d like designed.

weddings

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If you're looking for calligraphy for a wedding, either to be used as a logo on the invitations or as a gift for the bride and groom, I would love to work with you on it.

This is something I do quite regularly, and it usually takes one of two forms: 

I design a logo-type design of the bride and groom's first names intertwined, and then send you a Photoshop or Illustrator transparency that you take to your designer and use for whatever you want - invitations, handouts at the wedding, napkins and other printed materials, or to be used as a gobo to be projected onto the wall of an outdoor night venue for the party.

I charge a flat fee of $100 for this. I am willing to redesign the piece as many times as you would like, until the image fits perfectly with the vision you had for the wedding.

 
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I send four styles, unless you have something specific in mind, they will usually include Sulus, Diwani, Mashriqi, and Figural.

Here are four sample 2-name spreads in those styles:

Here are a few more examples of this style of logo. 


The other option is the creation of an original piece of artwork to be given as a framed gift to the couple. Sometimes that includes a line or lines below the names in the form of a quote, an Ayah, or a date, other times it can be a complete nikahname contract with a full text and room for signatures on the day of.

One format which is quite popular is that of the kitaa, a traditional presentation of Islamic calligraphy, and consists of one line of Sulus, and 3 to 4 lines of Nesih calligraphy. Usually this is used for presenting an ayah from the Quran or a Hadith, but I think it works quite well for a wedding gift. In this format I write the bride and groom's full names across the top and then a short verse, often Surah ar-Rum v. 20, below. I then border it with my own marbled paper. It usually takes about two weeks to prepare and the cost is $450.

For information on sizes, materials, and methods, please see my Original Pieces page. Pricing depends on size and word count, so please contact me either by emailing me at arabic.calligrapher@gmail.com or using the form below.

 

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