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Arab HandStyles

Discussion in 'Brick Slayers' started by --zeSto--, Oct 29, 2001.

  1. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Guest

    I've been watching CNN too much lately,
    and I've become fascinated with Arabic Calligraphy.
    Here's my first aptempts...
    these were done without any real form of reference...
    so dont take offence if it reads "Bite Me Ali"


    well... comments?
  2. blahblahblah

    blahblahblah Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 30, 2001 Messages: 5,527 Likes Received: 0
    it's "Allah" not "Ali"
  3. ogrBDC

    ogrBDC Junior Member

    Joined: Aug 28, 2001 Messages: 188 Likes Received: 0
    i like the middle one. its got a good look.

    *ZEMONEDOE$ Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 4, 2001 Messages: 6,137 Likes Received: 0
    fuck that.burn in hell.
    im starting to hate imports more and more.
    god bless the u.s and fuck the rest
  5. BoB Hope ONER

    BoB Hope ONER Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 23, 2000 Messages: 3,162 Likes Received: 0
    yeah.... shit.. lets just rape.. them of everything and then talk shit about them..

    i love how americans think they can just appropriate aesthetics... no responsibility.

    no offense..

    but fuck that.

    go buy (if you care to fuel the capitalist market theyre so damn pissed about)... and get a book.. and fucking learn arabic..

    that half ass aesthetic because it looks cool excuse doesnt fly with me.

    if youre gonna do it.. do it right.

    im a fucking asshole.. excuse me.-bob
  6. StemIgwt

    StemIgwt Member

    Joined: Jul 24, 2000 Messages: 563 Likes Received: 0
    there's this guy kier that does some arab style tags...



    flix from: [url=http://utahgraffiti.com]http://utahgraffiti.com[/url]
  7. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Guest

    hey bob.. I agree 100% about doing it right. I've found the resources.
    I'm just trying to recreate the look of their letters. Not their meanings.

    zemone.. I hope you aren't serious.

    If I had done mock Japanese or Russian or Hindu letters, would people act as pissed>?
  8. bigguy

    bigguy Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 12, 2001 Messages: 1,557 Likes Received: 0
  9. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Guest

    and as a further retort to Bob Hope...

    1. I'm not American
    2. I've read a great deal about Islam
    3. I'm interested in the art of the caligraphy.
    4. When did art place a restriction on "appropriat[ing] aesthetics"

    and this graffiti thing we do has been extremely into appropriating other styles.
    Look at the influx and influence of anime, bode, rave flyers etc.
    Am I raping Japan if I draw a giant robot?

    if you dont like it.. fine.
    But dont put this on some religious / political agenda.
  10. BoB Hope ONER

    BoB Hope ONER Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 23, 2000 Messages: 3,162 Likes Received: 0
    zesto.. i just had to say it. ... if youre researching about it... then good for you..

    im not trying to take this to some religious level.. im just saying theres a certain amount of cultural respect thats required in such matters..

    the same reason it pisses me off to see plastic little christmas lites shaped like buddha.. on sale at urban outfitters.

    if you dont get what im getting at... then it doesnt apply to you. but im guess you do.

    TED NUGENT Senior Member

    Joined: Jan 6, 2001 Messages: 1,868 Likes Received: 1
    hey zesto im realy feeling that arab caligraphy shit is hella fucking nice

    fucking heavy fucking metal mother fuckers
  12. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Guest

    In terms of cultural tolerance...
    I dont feel that I'm doing anything wrong.
    I want to learn this what it's all about,
    and not so I can sell little knick-nacks to yuppies.

    I did make some sort of disclaimer at the beginning.
    It could have been more all-encompasing.
  13. JR5

    JR5 Guest


    that shits tight...but does it say anything...or is it actual arabic letters??
  14. ASER1NE

    ASER1NE Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 15, 2001 Messages: 7,578 Likes Received: 3
    thats shits ugly
  15. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Nov 16, 2000 Messages: 10,259 Likes Received: 18
    All religious and political considerations aside, your drawings look nice.