For a little background info:
Arabic scripts have seven major typology, namely Kufi, thuluth, naskh, Andalusia Maghribi, riq’a, diwani and ta’liq (or farisi). Kufi is the earliest Arabic script, named after a city of Kufah, in Iraq, established around 641 A.D. Kufi has different categories, two of them being the Square Kufi and the Floral Kufi.
- The two artworks below were an exercice on learning the Kufi. As you can see, the square Kufi is based on a grid; and the flower Kufi, based on more colors and more ornaments, mainly floral movements. You can also notice how this form of writing follows symmetry. Those two designs below spell the same word صباحو which is a slang Lebanese word for Good Morning.