Slanted in Dubai: Wissam Shawkat
In Spring 2018 the Slanted editors took a close-up lookt at the contemporary design scene of Dubai and met Wissam Shawkat, an awardwinning artist and designer, with focus on Arabic calligraphy and type design. He has been practicing Arabic calligraphy since 30 years. He worked with a diverse set of clients and institutions as designer, educator, and artist and his creative pursuits have allowed his work to be featured internationally. His calligraphy and typography designs have appeared in many publications.
We are also very lucky, that Wissam Shawkat, exclusively for Slanted, calligraphed “Love Dubai” for us. It adorns the Tote Bag as part of our Limited Special Edition Dubai, which can be purchased in the Slanted Shop. By the way: if you subscribe until November 30th 2018, you will receive the special edition for free!
You can find his exciting works in Slanted #32—Dubai. In addition we offer a video interview with Wissam Shawkat. Take a look in our new issue and at our video platform to get a deeper insight in the designer’s thoughts.