Leaf Ottoman Calligraphy, Turkey, 19th Century. Tree leaves calligraphy are an expression of the unusual artistic production in Ottoman nineteenth century. For this type of work, a wide variety of species was used: chestnut, fig, mulberry, sycamore, or tobacco leaves, ivy and roses. The chestnut leaf by its fragility, was rarely used, hence the great value of this beautifully preserved example. Art, while both complex and delicate, is still practiced by some calligraphers in Turkey.
„Life, Passion, Love, Beauty - Arabic Calligraphy“ Mahmoud Fathy is Egyptian graphic designer based in Berlin. Fathy departs from one constant desire; to create new visual experiences that reset our expectations as viewers. He considers visual design as a practice that should question visual expectations, habits of seeing, and constantly invoke memories of a personal past or of a collective cultural history.