Last Monday I was lured to the beauty of the drawn word. The Confucius institute in Zagreb organized a beautiful exhibition combining the art of painting and calligraphy. Most of the paintings were huge! Their level of detail was utterly unbelievable !
There are a couple of highlights for art enthusiasts when visiting Zagreb, and the gallery of Ivan Meštrović should be on top of that list.
Parking in Tuškanac, I brought along my little one tucked in his stroller to the hills of Gornj Grad. As usual the warm terrace of Didov San restaurant was tempting but the priorities have been set for the pampering of the eyes and not the stomach.
As mentioned earlier, I was happy to be part of the team bringing Broken Shadows to the light (pun intended)
I wanted a touch of geometric symmetry of Square Kufi and to try using it in Lain Alphabet. My target was to present something more sophisticated than a normal font and of course that the design is tailored specifically to the title, while maintaining the appeal to an international audience.
And it all begins with the pen and paper.
And then it turns out into this:
|سَأَضْرِبُ في طُولِ الْبِلاَدِ وَعَرْضِهَا||أنالُ مرادي أو أموتُ غريبا|
|فإن تلفت نفسي فلله درُّها||وَإنْ سَلِمَتْ كانَ الرُّجوعُ قَرِيباً|