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Gary R. Bunt

Khatt: Egypt's Calligraphic Landscape

SceneArabia, A Visual Diary of Arabic Calligraphy on the Streets of Egypt

"From a shared interest of calligraphy and Egyptian pop culture, author Basma Hamdy and photographer Noha Zayed have documented what is at once omnipresent, overlooked, and endangered. It's "a rich tradition slowly becoming extinct and being replaced with digitized alternatives," as they put it. " This is an excellent piece, highlighting photos from Khatt: Egypt's Calligraphic Landscape, edited by Basma Hamdy, photography by Noha Zayed, out now on Saqi Books (just ordered a copy!). And I also found this:

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