Fifty Ways to Love – Illustration + Calligraphy [WIP]
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    [Work in progress] How do you say "love" in fifty different ways? Let me show you one way to do it. The world love is "حب" in Arabic - two shor… Read More
    [Work in progress] How do you say "love" in fifty different ways? Let me show you one way to do it. The world love is "حب" in Arabic - two short letters for a word that holds great significance. This approach takes an illustrated Arabic calligraphy direction, with the flexibility and expressiveness of Arabic letters providing a great medium for expressing the various ways of love. Each visual expression below stands for a certain feeling and/or mood relating to the state of loving and/or being loved. Since love has its ups and downs, like almost every other experience in our world, the more sad and even destructive dimensions of love are also included. Moreover, the imperfection of the letterforms is an expression of the imperfection of love itself. This project is inspired by Ahmed Youssef Khawaga, the first person to teach me Arabic calligraphy. Read Less
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[Work in progress]

How do you say "love" in fifty different ways?
Let me show you one way to do it.

The world love is "حب" in Arabic - two short letters for a word that holds great significance.
The following approach takes an illustrated Arabic calligraphy direction, with the flexibility and expressiveness of Arabic letters providing a great medium for expressing the various ways of love.
Each visual expression below stands for a certain feeling and/or mood relating to the state of loving and/or being loved. Since love has its ups and downs, like almost every other experience in our world, the more sad and even destructive dimensions of it are also included. 
Moreover, the imperfection that is present in parts of the letterforms is an expression of the imperfection and humanity of love itself.

Credits:
Illustration-Calligraphy Design: Yasmine Yusuf​​​​​​​
This project is inspired by Ahmed Youssef Khawaga, my ex Arabic calligraphy teacher.


An endless line of harmony.
Destruction and heartbreak.
Seamless bonding, union.