February 1, 2018

Calligram: staying on the theme of birds for the moment, this eagle is made up of the Arabic words for “anything and everything” — أي شىء وكل شىء . A calligram is a picture made up of words. A zoomorphic calligram is one where the picture is an animal. Such pictures made of words are very popular in all the languages that use Arabic script, but not so much in any other calligraphic tradition. Calligraphy by S. J. Thomas.