Jude - Arabic Calligraphic Script
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Showcasing 'Jude', a contemporary Arabic calligraphic script, I developed many years ago and have been using it throughout my work, slowly improv… Read More
Showcasing 'Jude', a contemporary Arabic calligraphic script, I developed many years ago and have been using it throughout my work, slowly improving along the way. Read Less
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I developed 'Jude' (جود), a contemporary Arabic calligraphic script many years ago and have been using it throughout my work, slowly improving it and modifying along the way. It borrows heavily from classic Kufic, but also elements of Diwani and Thuluth in some letterforms. There is some specific influence from the Maghrabi script in the circular end strokes. It is also heavily influenced by modern type-design. Its unique characteristics are the thick ascenders that rapidly turn into curving wispy thin strokes.
 

Below is a partial showcase of the script and its compositions for various clients and some logos that used it. I am still working on it and some letterforms are not entirely perfect, in my opinion, but eventually I want to be able to present every letter, ligature and connecting form of the script.

I am a (non-Arab) British artist and designer and formally learnt Arabic language and traditional calligraphy from 2001 onwards. Although I am classicaly trained in Arabic calligraphy, I prefer to develop my own script styles.
 
 
 
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