The Ottoman sultans patronised the most talented artists of the day, which led to the rise of a very large number of skilled calligraphers. Arabic calligraphy rules of bismillah by world famous calligraphest A distinctive feature of Diwani is the no-descenders rule except for the letter meem , contrary to other scripts where the letters are drawn between a maximum descenders line and a stem height line, with a baseline, several loop height lines and several descenders lines in between.
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The Jali Diwani, diwai ornamental variant which is highly admired to this day, is characterised by large geometric shapes created by the small, delicate ornaments which fill all the gaps between the letters and words. From this straight-baseline diwaani I would later devise a new system to incorporate the slant feature. The ligatures included in both styles include every combination of the terminal forms of waw, waw hamza, feh, veh, qaf, yeh, alef maksura, alef maksura hamza, reh, zayn and jeh, with the initial and medial forms of all the other letters.
Assi I learned about the rules of Diwani, the structure and proportions of the letters measured by the rhombic dot in their different positions and alternative shapes, the angle and movement of the pen, the connections, the ligatures, and the unique, unconventional features of the script. Thuraya explores the intersection of the historic Diwani calligraphic style and a digital typeface.
The effect was instantaneous. The feature works as follows: Hebrew Latino Wiescher Design. Kohinoor Arabic Indian Type Foundry. The most complex and distinctive characteristic of the script is the slanted baseline. Facebook Twitter Or use your email. They assimilated them, developing them with both devotion and great imagination, mastering the already existing styles as well as developing new styles of their own.
My aim was not to be able to write Diwani, but rather to understand it, always keeping in mind the jli change of medium and how this new knowledge could be applied in a digital type environment. The Ottoman sultans patronised the most talented artists of the day, which led to the rise of a very large number of skilled calligraphers.
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Divan Arabic Naghi Naghachian. For this purpose I chose the Diwani style, one whose complexity and unconventional rules have perhaps discouraged more extensive digital exploration.
There would be two versions of the typeface, each suited to a different purpose.
Diodrum Arabic Indian Type Foundry. In spite of this fact, I continued to develop both versions in hopes that they would both be successful.
Like every other feature of the script, this system had to be adapted to the capabilities of the digital typeface. Assuming that the slant would eventually work, I started two sets of quick sketches, one based strictly on calligraphy and one separate from it without losing sight of the structure. Branding; Calligraphy; 8 2 Published: If you want to create professional printout, you should consider a commercial font.
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Recent technological developments have removed many of these limitations, and diwank new possibilities are emerging thanks to growing jjali in Arabic type as separate from Arabic calligraphy and to resources available to skilled designers.
This contributes even more to the general compact feeling of the script. Neo Sans Arabic Regular Monotype. The last letter in any combination has to sit on the baseline, so the position of the initial letter is determined by the connection level of the terminal letter, the number of letters in the combination and the number of levels each letter occupies.
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I had been so fully focused on designing the glyphs according to the levels of the letters that I had not explored the shapes of the letterforms independently of the number of levels they occupied.
One of the most important derivative styles of this period was the Diwani script, which was developed in the late fifteenth century by Ibrahim Munif, and later modified and refined by the celebrated Turkish calligrapher Shaykh Hamdullah.
This time, however, the slant and level system was based not on the original calligraphic principles, but on a simpler concept derived from the straight-baseline version. This article presents the Diwani style of Diwank which lead to designing Thuraya, a contemporary yet faithful interpretation of the Diwani style with extensive calligraphic features. Visit the Lulu Marketplace for product details, ratings, and reviews.
The Diwani Style The Ottoman dynasty held the Arabic script and its calligraphic traditions in high and sacred esteem. On the other hand, keeping the clear horizontal slant and smooth curved connections of the letters, and playing with the levels of the isolated glyphs were ways to siwani a dynamic liveliness in the typeface.