Dubai Things : Bynd 72

I recently stopped by BYND 72, a pop up by Adidas Originals in D3, for The Art of Calligraphy Workshop by Day Al Araji. The space is hosting events focusing on creativity, and I have no idea why it’s called BYND 72.

The workshop started with a brief overview of calligraphy. I learned that the proportions of the letters are measured in relation to the size of the dots, and the dots are based on the slant of the pen being used. Obviously Day Al Araji is a pro, but I was impressed by his ability to freehand an Aleph that came out exactly to the length of the dots needed. Also on display were some screen prints from an art show hosted by Blue Cave and the Workshop. Scroll through for pics.


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