calligraphy, lettering, type design, letter carving, sign writing, pixel pushing, etc

Arabic Thuluth study for typeface development

This study is part of an ongoing series of exercises to explore the movement and construction nature of the Arabic script for a typeface I am developing as part of my thesis project at the University of Reading. Calligraphy has largely been a means of understanding the underlying structure of writing forms, and a tool for exploring concepts that can be developed into fresh typeface designs for contemporary use.