Category Archives: Art

Nuqta – Arabic typography and calligraphy online

Sorry – no posts for weeks and then two in one day! Will try to get back into a more consistent routine… As I’ve said before, please do get in touch if you’d like to blog with me on this … Continue reading

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Murals on Mohammed Mahmoud Street رسوم الجدارية بشارع محمد محمود

Saw this great blog post by photographer Sean Rocha with slideshow of pics of the murals and graffitti painted on a street near Tahrir Square in Cairo and was reminded to look up some footage on Youtube. Here’s some nice … Continue reading

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Translators’ residency in Morocco

I’m posting this information about an arts centre in Morocco that is offering a residency for translators because a) many teachers of Arabic are also translators, b) I hope many students of Arabic might be inspired to carry on their … Continue reading

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Antique photography of the Arab world

Antika is an excellent Facebook site: a stream of old photos from all over the Arab world. Thanks to the Arabist and Angry Arab blogs for highlighting it

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Aerosol Arabic

A weapon against despair Here are a few videos of the work of Mohammed Ali, a UK-based graffiti artist who blends street-art and islamic script, exploring the role of art for ‘mankind’s sake’. His work is described as a ‘bridge … Continue reading

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