Rendering The Tradition

This article “Rendering The Tradition” was first featured in: Asian Geographic magazine, Cultures of Islam Edition. No. 81 Issue 4/2011. Pg 86. Article written by: Faizal Somadi. • Featured calligraphy masthead design on cover by: Faizal Somadi • Photography by: Jon Ramlan/Hairol Mahsus When the Holy Quran commands: “Read!”, I recalled the teachings of my late grandfather who taught me about the evolution of scripts through religion, culture and civilization…

The Practise of Khat

“…it may be and extremely exhaustive world on the inside. The practitioner is constantly coordinating its senses, making deals with the pen, ink and paper, talking to the letters and spaces…”

Where is An Artist’s Honesty?

“There is a big difference between inspired from artists’ other works and copying from. A true artist is honest with himself and his art, he has no problem mentioning from where he got the inspiration from, while dishonest artists, they do things and pass it as (if) its their original idea. These artists are unethical and unprofessional. There is a big difference between creative…

Looking into the world of your mind, through writing.

“how we conduct that act of writing, it can actually be a deep insight to a better understanding of ourselves”

Read, an Art of Exploring Your Senses.

Originally posted on Faddho:
Read. I looked up in the dictionary, and found a lot of definition that defines the term “read”. Then also, different scholars have different definitions, interpretations, or semantics of the term or word “read”. In general, the ability to read, is the ability to understand and receive a message transmitted from a written text or script. But if reading is…

Qalam Crafting

“a general video showcase on pen-making, whereby handling and techniques in the crafting operation can be observed”

Hello Wallpapers

Doing our little duty to share, our very own exclusive art of digital wallpapers. Free for all. Free for share.

Little Lessons in Kuala Lumpur

A visit to the Islamic Art Museum Malaysia meeting calligraphy practitioner, Mr Azmir Karim and his master calligrapher teacher, Puan Citi Yousoff. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia [2013 Dec 18-19].   The little trip down to Kuala Lumpur is the only space of 96 hours of break we’re left with. After that, we will be clocking back to the hectic madness of the Lion City. Meeting up…

Read, an Art of Exploring Your Senses.

Read. I looked up in the dictionary, and found a lot of definition that defines the term “read”. Then also, different scholars have different definitions, interpretations, or semantics of the term or word “read”. In general, the ability to read, is the ability to understand and receive a message transmitted from a written text or script. But if reading is to be perceived as…