The Arabic script is the basis for one of the most
vibrant and creative calligraphic artforms in the
world. Arabic script is used to write Arabic,
Persian (Farsi), Urdu, Dari, and many other
languages. I first learned Persian calligraphy in
elementary school, using the traditional reed
pen -- the qalam ney -- to copy lines of poetry
from Hafiz, Ferdowsi, Hafiz, Rumi and Rudaki.
Click on images at left to see work in the Arabic Script,
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I provide original calligraphic work for body art,
tattoos, logos, certificates, greetings, illustration,
fine art, or publication.
For calligraphy commissions, please contact me
-- you will find it helpful to look over my
guidelines on HOW TO ORDER.
My work has been featured worldwide in books,
magazines, websites and exhibitions. In addition
to calligraphic designs I can provide Persian
translation services for the work you wish to
have incorporated into a design. I have created
designs in Arabic, Persian (Farsi) and Urdu for
book titles, inscriptions on rings, silver jewelry,
body art, monograms, logos, websites, book
covers, marriage certificates, and much more.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Stewart J. Thomas
Artist & Calligrapher