Calligraphic Calumny

書道の中傷

ظلم الخط

ܛܠܝܡܘܬܐ ܕܟܬܒܘܬܐ

Клевета каллиграфии

We’ve all had a calligraphy lesson at some point. Whether out of a desire to make beautiful greeting cards and signs, or because of schoolhouse projects, each one of us has turned our letters into designs. Calligraphic Calumny is based entirely on experience, a break from the rote and regulation that is so often associated with calligraphic arts. It is a project designed to bleed and borrow, to mix and match, and to represent the fascinating cultural cross-pollination that occurs through multicultural societies and intercontinental travel.

Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Mongol, Syriac, Latin, Greek, Russian, Tamazight… They all have their own canons of calligraphy, their own set rules and aesthetics. With Calligraphic Calumny, I break through the rigid boundaries and allow the styles and norms to bleed into one another. I compare and contrast, highlight and background, to explore how Kana can inform Kyrgyz, and where the Syriac becomes Arabic.

Arabic/عربية

 
لون الوان
لون الوان

Colour Colours ink acrylic painting sketch calligraphy typography

Being truthful عربية حط صدق فن Arabic calligraphy art deco ink marker artwork
Being truthful عربية حط صدق فن Arabic calligraphy art deco ink marker artwork
بحر
بحر

The sea ink acrylic painting sketch calligraphy typography

الرياح
الرياح

Winds ink acrylic painting sketch calligraphy typography fabric

لوطي
لوطي

Gay ink sketch calligraphy typography

الله
الله

Allah ink acrylic painting sketch calligraphy typography

في
في

In ink acrylic painting sketch calligraphy typography

بيروت
بيروت

Beirut arabic calligraphy ink art lettering typography font

شرق
شرق

East

Tamazight/ⵜⴰⵎⴰⵣⵉⵖⵜ

 
Under the Sea fish squid octopus Tamazight Kabyle Algerie Algeria Morocco Maroc art calligraphy artw
Under the Sea fish squid octopus Tamazight Kabyle Algerie Algeria Morocco Maroc art calligraphy artw
ⴰⵣⵡⵓ
ⴰⵣⵡⵓ

Air ink acrylic painting sketch calligraphy typography fabric

ⴰⵏⴼⴰ
ⴰⵏⴼⴰ

Anfa / Casablanca

Rain or Jewels Tamazight Kabyle Maroc Algerie Algeria Morocco art calligraphy artwork ink acrylic pa
Rain or Jewels Tamazight Kabyle Maroc Algerie Algeria Morocco art calligraphy artwork ink acrylic pa
ⴰⴷⴰⵎ
ⴰⴷⴰⵎ

Adam

ⵜⴰⴷⴷⴰⵔⵜ
ⵜⴰⴷⴷⴰⵔⵜ

Taddart/House

Day Evening Night Morocco Tamazight Kabyle Algeria art calligraphy artwork ink acrylic painting
Day Evening Night Morocco Tamazight Kabyle Algeria art calligraphy artwork ink acrylic painting
ⴰⴳⴻⵎⵎⴰⵢ
ⴰⴳⴻⵎⵎⴰⵢ

Alphabet ink acrylic painting sketch calligraphy typography

ⴰⴽⵓⵛ
ⴰⴽⵓⵛ

God

Inuktitut/ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ

 
Pregnant Thinks Pijarvaa Sikgaivak Inuktitut reversible syllabics painting acrylic ink artwork art c
Pregnant Thinks Pijarvaa Sikgaivak Inuktitut reversible syllabics painting acrylic ink artwork art c
Penis stiffens Titsujaq Inuktitut syllabics calligraphy art artwork marker ink
Penis stiffens Titsujaq Inuktitut syllabics calligraphy art artwork marker ink
Sky Sea Inuktitut syllabics acryllic art artwork calligraphy writing painting
Sky Sea Inuktitut syllabics acryllic art artwork calligraphy writing painting
Arvik Whale Inuktitut Inuit acrylic calligraphy brush painting ink
Arvik Whale Inuktitut Inuit acrylic calligraphy brush painting ink
Earth Northern Lights Inuktitut calligraphy acrylic paint painting ink art artwork syllabics
Earth Northern Lights Inuktitut calligraphy acrylic paint painting ink art artwork syllabics
Inuktitut Inuit native american calligraphy syllabics atauq truth marker pen ink artwork
Inuktitut Inuit native american calligraphy syllabics atauq truth marker pen ink artwork
ᐃᔨ
ᐃᔨ

Iji/Eye

tuktu caribou inuktitut art calligraphy acrylic painting
tuktu caribou inuktitut art calligraphy acrylic painting
Sacred site Tunillarvik syllabics Inuktitut boxy typography calligraphy pen ink artwork
Sacred site Tunillarvik syllabics Inuktitut boxy typography calligraphy pen ink artwork

Manchu/滿語

 
Self Beye Manchu China 满洲 中国 书法 書道 墨 ink writing calligraphy art artwork
Self Beye Manchu China 满洲 中国 书法 書道 墨 ink writing calligraphy art artwork
Sea 海 满洲 中国 艺术  書道 墨汁 芸術作品 Manchu China calligraphy artwork art ink acrylic monochrome
Sea 海 满洲 中国 艺术  書道 墨汁 芸術作品 Manchu China calligraphy artwork art ink acrylic monochrome
Elegant on the back of a shoe box 满洲 书法 中国 書道 墨汁 美術者 China Manchu acrylic calligraphy art artwork in
Elegant on the back of a shoe box 满洲 书法 中国 書道 墨汁 美術者 China Manchu acrylic calligraphy art artwork in
Mengge Thousand Manchu 满洲 中国 汉语 书法 calligraphy ink acrylic art painting
Mengge Thousand Manchu 满洲 中国 汉语 书法 calligraphy ink acrylic art painting
Horse 码 Manchu 满洲 中国 书法 ink calligraphy acrylic painting brush script
Horse 码 Manchu 满洲 中国 书法 ink calligraphy acrylic painting brush script
Ton
Ton

Number ink acrylic painting sketch calligraphy typography

ᠵᠦᠭᠦᠢᠨ
ᠵᠦᠭᠦᠢᠨ

Jurguun / Road

鼠

Singgeri/Mouse

Kele
Kele

Language

Syriac/ܣܘܪܝܝܐ

 
ܨܡܐ
ܨܡܐ

Paint ink acrylic painting sketch calligraphy typography

History Syriac Aramaic Assyrian ink acrylic art artwork calligraphy
History Syriac Aramaic Assyrian ink acrylic art artwork calligraphy
ܡܝ̈ܐ
ܡܝ̈ܐ

Water

Kingdom on Earth Syriac Christianity Aramaic Assyrian ink acrylic art artwork calligraphy
Kingdom on Earth Syriac Christianity Aramaic Assyrian ink acrylic art artwork calligraphy
Risha Beard Syriac artwork acrylic brush calligraphy ink
Risha Beard Syriac artwork acrylic brush calligraphy ink
Samma Painted Syriac calligraphy acrylic ink artwork
Samma Painted Syriac calligraphy acrylic ink artwork
ܬܪܝܢ
ܬܪܝܢ

Two ink acrylic painting sketch calligraphy typography

ܐܬܘܪ
ܐܬܘܪ

Atur/Ashur/Assyria

Will you eat at ours tonight?
Will you eat at ours tonight?

Chinese/汉语

 
我
Hong Kong 香港 China 汉语 中国 书法 書道 墨 ink writing calligraphy art artwork
Hong Kong 香港 China 汉语 中国 书法 書道 墨 ink writing calligraphy art artwork
Peach 桃子 中国 汉语 书法 China Chinese art ink marker writing calligraphy artwork
Peach 桃子 中国 汉语 书法 China Chinese art ink marker writing calligraphy artwork
弟弟
弟弟
风
兔子
兔子
Yuan RMB 块 钱 中国 书法 汉语 Chinese calligraphy character ink marker pen artwork
Yuan RMB 块 钱 中国 书法 汉语 Chinese calligraphy character ink marker pen artwork
Cute 可爱 中国 汉语 日本語 かわいい 書道 Chinese Japanese calligraphy ink pen marker artwork
Cute 可爱 中国 汉语 日本語 かわいい 書道 Chinese Japanese calligraphy ink pen marker artwork
Returning Heart 回 心 中国 书法 汉语 艺术 書道 美術者 China Chinese art ink artwork painting calligraphy
Returning Heart 回 心 中国 书法 汉语 艺术 書道 美術者 China Chinese art ink artwork painting calligraphy
 

Korean/​한국어

Nightmare 악몽 한글 한국이 서여 Korean calligraphy marker art ink
Nightmare 악몽 한글 한국이 서여 Korean calligraphy marker art ink
Autumn 가을 서여 한곡 헌글 꿏 Korea Korean 書道 墨 ink writing calligraphy art artwork
Autumn 가을 서여 한곡 헌글 꿏 Korea Korean 書道 墨 ink writing calligraphy art artwork
Fruit 과일 한국이 힌자 Korean hangul marker ink writing calligraphy art artwork
Fruit 과일 한국이 힌자 Korean hangul marker ink writing calligraphy art artwork
Art on the back of a shoe box 미술 한국이 한글 서여 Korean Korea calligraphy art artwork ink acrylic
Art on the back of a shoe box 미술 한국이 한글 서여 Korean Korea calligraphy art artwork ink acrylic
Korea 한국 한글 서여 Korean calligraphy ink pen marker artwork ink
Korea 한국 한글 서여 Korean calligraphy ink pen marker artwork ink
Elegant on the back of a shoe box 운동 한국이 한글 서여 Korean Korea calligraphy art artwork ink acrylic
Elegant on the back of a shoe box 운동 한국이 한글 서여 Korean Korea calligraphy art artwork ink acrylic
바람
바람

Wind ink acrylic painting sketch calligraphy typography fabric

책

Book

달필
달필

Calligraphy (Korean)

Other

 
פוערטע
פוערטע
Winds of Change
Winds of Change
Numbers Yupay Peru Quechua Quichua Kichwa Ecuador Bolivia canvas 塗る 絵画 書道 acrylic calligraphy art ar
Numbers Yupay Peru Quechua Quichua Kichwa Ecuador Bolivia canvas 塗る 絵画 書道 acrylic calligraphy art ar
Art Triptych on a Shoe Box Manchu Chinese Korean 미술 헌구어 헌글 中文 中国 满洲 艺术 日本語 墨汁 日本 書道 美術者 Japan Japane
Art Triptych on a Shoe Box Manchu Chinese Korean 미술 헌구어 헌글 中文 中国 满洲 艺术 日本語 墨汁 日本 書道 美術者 Japan Japane
Word Georgian acrylic artwork art writing brush painting calligraphy
Word Georgian acrylic artwork art writing brush painting calligraphy
Black Gujrati acrylic artwork art writing brush painting calligraphy
Black Gujrati acrylic artwork art writing brush painting calligraphy
Georgia calligraphy marker artwork pen ink writing
Georgia calligraphy marker artwork pen ink writing
միասեռական
միասեռական

Miaserrakan/Gay (Armenian) ink marker sketch calligraphy typography

մայր
մայր

Mother (Armenian)