kufic calligraphy

Photography: “Kufic Calligraphy - Glazed-tile Decoration of the Jameh Mosque (مسجد جامع اصفهان), Isfahan. 
This picture shows a detail of the tile decoration on the Western Iwan, called Soffe ye Ostad, which was built during the Seljuk dynasty period, while the tile and mosaic work date from the era of Shah Sultan Hossein. This iwas is regarded as one of the master works of Islamic calligraphy, showcasing different styles of calligraphy, such as Solth, Nastaliq, Bannaeis and geometric designed calligraphy (Kufic)”.
Photographer:Dan ( twiga_swala)

Mouneer Al-Shaarani

Mouneer Al-Shaarani is a master Syrian calligrapher, designer and writer. He is highly regarded internationally for his innovative synthesis of traditional arabic lettering and modern shapes. In 1977, he graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Damascus. 

After living abroad for some time, he returned home to Syria where he feels his work can have the greatest impact. Through the poems, prayers and sufic philosophy in his work, he hopes to inspire his fellow citizens who tragically continue to suffer the dire conditions of war.