Arabic calligraphy and logotypes by Wissam Shawkat
So I’ve been suffering from designer’s block for almost 2 weeks, not a good thing considering I have a deadline coming up. And while I was looking for something to inspire me and spark my interest today I came across this post. It’s brilliant work that combines two languages with completely different types together- for me that is such an attractive thing. I’ve always wanted to bring in the Arabic letters into my designs, but never actually did. After this I have no excuse not to try it. Notice how unique his logo designs are.
Original post from livingdesign
Wissam Shawkat has been passionate about calligraphy since the early age. Originally from Iraq, he now lives in Dubai, UAE. Wissam is a Civil Engineer by profession from Basra University where he completed his degree in 1996. His unique style, inspired from the exquisite craftsmanship of traditional practitioners and the vibrancy of contemporary culture, demonstrates a deep understanding of the medium in a very refreshing way.
Wissam not only earned a name in traditional and contemporary calligraphy art but in logotype design as well with over 20 years of experience within advertising and branding with well-known clients. Wissam’s calligraphy artwork is included in many private and public collections throughout the world and has appeared in numerous books and publications. He has participated in many local and international exhibitions and won many awards. His work resonates with a wide range of audiences and testifies to the fact that calligraphy knows no boundaries.