RADICAL RADICALS

الاوزان المجنونة

Adventures in Script was born from my passion for languages, writing systems and methods of expression. I'm interested in exploring how the written letter can be massaged and adapted to become a work of art, a plaything or a momento. Language is more than simple communication; it embodies our feelings and emotions, and the psychological hues that we attach to it can be brought out in so many different ways. 

Radical Radicals started as an application of this investigation to the Arabo-Persian script. In Arabic, meaning is derived through the manipulation of three consonants, commonly known as radicals or roots. These radicals encompass broad semantic net. Take k-t-b as an example, which produces words about writing and books. Radical Radicals digs deeper, exposing the way that the letters, which form the basis of these radicals, are expressive in their own right. In October 2017, Radical Radicals went on display at P21 Gallery in London, where a mobile was exhibited as part of the PopArt in North Africa show in a smaller sub-show called Shrapnel.

After the success of Shrapnel, I decided to explore other writing systems, and moved into Armenian and Syriac. Unlike the Perso-Arabic script, these two systems have been used to write a much more limited set of languages, and so my characters don't encompass quite the same range of styles and headgear that the Perso-Arabic ones do. Still, they're borne from the same love of humour and wit, exploring as they do the fun that we can all have language. 

Arabic  / عربية

 
Arabic figurine clay sculpture art calligraphy googly eyes Turkmen Uzbek hijab
تاء مربوطة مغربية
Arabic figurine clay sculpture art calligraphy googly eyes Turkish basortulu
Arabic figurine clay sculpture art calligraphy googly eyes Rajastani turban
Arabic figurine clay sculpture art calligraphy googly eyes droopy fez
Arabic figurine clay sculpture art calligraphy googly eyes Hajji skull cap
Arabic figurine clay sculpture art calligraphy googly eyes Judeo Arab
Arabic figurine clay sculpture art calligraphy googly eyes Pomak cat
Arabic figurine clay sculpture art calligraphy googly eyes Pomak Bulgaria Greece
Arabic figurine clay sculpture art calligraphy googly eyes Afghan cap
Arabic figurine clay sculpture art calligraphy googly eyes Turkmen Uzbek
Sudanese Alif Arabic calligraphy artwork Fimo model sculpture
Arabic figurine clay sculpture art calligraphy googly eyes Tatar
Arabic figurine clay sculpture art calligraphy googly eyes kalpak Caucasian
Arabic figurine clay sculpture art calligraphy googly eyes American baseball cap
Arabic figurine clay sculpture art calligraphy googly eyes Hajji skullcap
Arabic figurine clay sculpture art calligraphy googly eyes Malian sun hat
Arabic figurine clay sculpture art calligraphy googly eyes muhajiba hijab chador
Arabic figurine clay sculpture art calligraphy googly eyes Indian Rajastani
Arabic figurine clay sculpture art calligraphy googly eyes yellow turban
Arabic figurine clay sculpture art calligraphy googly eyes tarboush
Arabic figurine clay sculpture art calligraphy googly eyes Indonesian
ملا هاء
Arabic figurine clay sculpture art calligraphy googly eyes fez
Arabic figurine clay sculpture art calligraphy googly eyes Persian kalpak
Arabic figurine clay sculpture art calligraphy googly eyes
Arabic figurine clay sculpture art calligraphy googly eyes Kyrgyz
Arabic figurine clay sculpture art calligraphy googly eyes turban
Pakistani Mim acrylic model sculpture Fimo clay calligraphy
الياء الماليزي
سين وشين السودانيان
Arabic figurine clay sculpture art calligraphy googly eyes Indonesian 2
الواو الكوردي
Caucasian Shin artwork calligraphy clay art sculpture
ميم بطربوش
الف بطربوش
باء فرحان واخاه
Punjabi Ha artwork Arabic Fimo clay artwork calligraphy model sculpture
اليف مقصورة قطري
په اندونیسی
خاء المضحك واخاه
چم الافغانی
الياء الكوردي
النون السوداني
دال يحب ذال
الياء الاويغور
الاخان ري وزي
ژه پاکستانی
ݣ مالیزي
الهمزة القرغيزي
واو الافغاني
لام قيرغيزي
صاد شيشيني
گاف مجنون
طاء تاتار
الهاء الافغاني
حاجي واو
عين وغين السعوديان
فاء سوري
نون الباكستاني
قف بطربوش
ك بذقن

Syriac 

 
Tau Syriac Chaldean Assyrian letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artwork
Tau Syriac Chaldean Assyrian letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artwork
Zayn Syriac Chaldean Assyrian letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artwork
Gimel Syriac Chaldean Assyrian letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artwork
Turbaned samekh Syriac Chaldean Assyrian letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artwork
Yod Syriac Chaldean Assyrian letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artwork
Daleth Syriac Chaldean Assyrian letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artwork
Waw Syriac Chaldean Assyrian letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artwork
Sorcerer lam Syriac Chaldean Assyrian letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artwork
Ra Syriac Chaldean Assyrian letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artwork
Mim Syriac Chaldean Assyrian letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artwork
Ayn Syriac Chaldean Assyrian letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artwork
Christmas pe Syriac Chaldean Assyrian letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artwork
Shocked ka Syriac Chaldean Assyrian letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artwork
Samekh Syriac Chaldean Assyrian letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artwork
Nun Syriac Chaldean Assyrian letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artwork
Poorboy qof Syriac Chaldean Assyrian letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artwork
Hay Syriac Chaldean Assyrian letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artwork
Beth Syriac Chaldean Assyrian letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artwork
Aleph Syriac Chaldean Assyrian letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artwork
Shin Syriac Chaldean Assyrian letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artwork

Armenian / Հայերէն

 
Little ah Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artw
Little cha Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art art
Little ja Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artw
Little ta Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artw
Little sha Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art art
Little ch'a Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art ar
Little rra Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art art
Little oh Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artw
Little na Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artw
Little eh Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artw
Big dza Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artwor
Big k'a Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artwor
Big ka Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artwork
Big tsa Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artwor
Big ya Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artwork
Turbaned a Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art
Surly ya Ka Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art ar
Ginger fa Ka Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art a
Christmas cha Ka Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay a
Blond pa Ka Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art ar
Little ra Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artw
Ն հայերէն Armenian letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artwork
Little sha Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art art
Little ta Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artw
Little kha Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art art
Little oh Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artw
Little chha Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art ar
Little cha cha cha Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay
Little eh Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artw
Dredlocked ma Ka Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay a
Chinese i Ka Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art a
Little k'a Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art art
Little euuuuugh Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay ar
Little ja Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artw
ռ հայերէն Armenian letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artwork
Little na Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artw
Ա հայերէն Armenian letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artwork
Little ah Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artw
Little vo Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artw
Little pa Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artw
Big ya Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artwork
Big Sa Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artwork
Little ka Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artw
Բ հայերէն Armenian letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artwork
Big Sha Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artwor
Big Ts'a Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artwo
Big Ha Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artwork
Big dza Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artwor
Big Cha Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artwor
Big Phi Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artwor
Big rra Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artwor
Big La Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artwork
Big Ka Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artwork
Big Ja Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artwork
Big Ga Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artwork
Ye Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artwork
Big Tsa Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artwor
Ta Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artwork
Ka Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artwork
O mustache Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art art
Qa Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artwork
Cha Armenian Armenia Հայաստան Հայերէն letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artwork
Դ հայերէն Armenian letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artwork
Ղ հայերէն Armenian letters calligraphy kawaii model sculpture clay art artwork
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Michael
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A bit about the artist.

Oh, hello there! I'm Michael, the

 

creator of Chubby Kitten (and the

 

various other things that you might

find on this website). I grew up in

 

Canada, but I've lived in a few

 

different places before ending up

 

in London. Most of my time is spent

doing serious things, usually with

 

books and stuff like that. In my

 

spare time, I bring life to neurotic,

 

fluffy, funny, and portly little animals

 

who jet around the world. My

 

current project is a full-length

 

comic called How to Have a

 

Breakdown and See 12 Countries in

 

6 Weeks!

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