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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
ISSN: 2028-9324     CODEN: IJIABO     OCLC Number: 828807274     ZDB-ID: 2703985-7
 
 
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Arabic Calligraphy and New Technologies for a Different Approach to Craft and Mass Production


Volume 15, Issue 4, May 2016, Pages 952–961

 Arabic Calligraphy and New Technologies for a Different Approach to Craft and Mass Production

Reham Mohsen1 and Andreas Sicklinger2

1 Decoration Department, Helwan University, College of Applied Arts, Cairo, Egypt
2 Department of Product Design, German University in Cairo, Faculty of Applied Sciences and Arts., Egypt

Original language: English

Copyright © 2016 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


Arabic Calligraphy is one of the main artistic features which belong to the identity of the region. While the calligraphy crafts are widely spread recently in the Arab world markets, they belong still into the field of handmade craftsmanship. The developing of mass production of Arabic Calligraphy design will enhance and support the revival of Islamic Art Identity. Only to a limited extend and certain applications the Calligraphy has been introduced to product design: in limited editions or as application on surfaces. Furthermore, the combination product form and letter form is very often limited to the adaptation of existing

Author Keywords: Islamic Art Identity, Laser Cutting, CNC Machines, Craft Products, Calligraphic Patterns.


How to Cite this Article


Reham Mohsen and Andreas Sicklinger, “Arabic Calligraphy and New Technologies for a Different Approach to Craft and Mass Production,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 952–961, May 2016.