Arabic Grafitti by Pascal Zoghbi and Don Stone Karl

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Arabic Graffiti. The book brings toghether graffiti writers and typographers from the Middle East and around the world who merge Arabic Calligraphy with the art of graffiti writing, street art and urban culture.

Young artist in Lamu most likely started learning to draw and paint writing Kuran verses in Calligraphy style in school. This is the one real strong drawing tradition that exists in this culture. Every year pupils enter into calligraphy competitions.


Later on talented pupils become painters of murals that embellish stores around town, like the members of Shizemonize. Now they use modern graffiti style and roman not arabic writing.




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