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Arabic calligraphy and logotypes by Wissam Shawkat

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Wissam Shawkat has been passionate about calligraphy since the early age. Originally from Iraq, he now lives in Dubai, UAE. Wissam is a Civil Engineer by profession from Basra University where he completed his degree in 1996. His unique style, inspired from the exquisite craftsmanship of traditional practitioners and the vibrancy of contemporary culture, demonstrates a deep understanding of the medium in a very refreshing way.

Wissam not only earned a name in traditional and contemporary calligraphy art but in logotype design as well with over 20 years of experience within advertising and branding with well-known clients. Wissam’s calligraphy artwork is included in many private and public collections throughout the world and has appeared in numerous books and publications. He has participated in many local and international exhibitions and won many awards. His work resonates with a wide range of audiences and testifies to the fact that calligraphy knows no boundaries.

20 thoughts to “Arabic calligraphy and logotypes by Wissam Shawkat”

  1. alex

    October 12, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    lovely 🙂

  2. Fadia Badrawi

    October 12, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    What an inspiration! Thank you for sharing. We have a lot of talent in the Middle East, but rarely do we find it featured anywhere.

  3. Mudassar Ahmed

    November 14, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Sallams. i want the name AMAL EMAN done in arabic calligraphy for a logo for a children’s charity.

    Can you help and tell me how much you would charge me for this charity logo?



  4. Arabic Calligraphy and Fine Art by Ezzat

    January 28, 2011 at 3:33 am

    These are incredible masterpieces. I cannot get over the evolution of Arabic calligraphy and how it evolved with modern technology.

    Thank you for sharing!

  5. Penny Bennett

    May 20, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    As a graphic designer and typographer, I see a lot of logos/typography/advertisements etc etc etc. But very little of it shows up in languages foreign to myself. Seeing this work makes me want to learn Arabic writing and all Arabic languages, English compares so inelegantly to such beauty.

  6. Steve Jevons

    June 17, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Wissam I need a caligraphy artist to convert a new name for a restaurant in the UK.
    The name is Al Feena it has to be translated into arabic but then I require it to fit a tear drop shape.
    Are you interested if so email me.

  7. Naziya hussain

    January 16, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Phenominal. This site should be on 1st page of google search.

  8. AbdulHaleem Mohammed

    January 23, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    This is just…,


    i always been in love with Arabic Calligraphy

    but this style is totally great

    thank you for sharing =)

  9. moussa hamade

    March 1, 2012 at 3:42 am

    it is absolutely stunning work of art bravo…i would like to see my mother name zainab writen in an art work, anyone ?thank u for sharing.

  10. Mahmoud Saeed

    October 29, 2012 at 5:49 am

    Hi Wissam, you’ve done great man, it’s seriously great job. I’d like to get in touch with for some work if you like, please contact me on [email protected]


  11. Anwar Sadath

    November 24, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Please let me know how can i reach to you? also if you are dubai based firm kindly send me the contact details.

  12. Christina Skaggs

    December 1, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Dear Mr. Shawkat

    I am a painter and I rarely see work that touches me so deeply as your does. After seeing a piece at the Louvre a few years ago ago I was inspired to paint a lion in the style of calligraphy not something I master as you do but in a abstract way. But I do have a style and I’d like you to see it.
    I bow deeply to your rare talent and if and when I travel to Dubai I will look for you to see your amazing work in person. If you ever come to Hawaii please let me be your guide.

    I could not be more delighted to have found your work.


  13. maram

    January 17, 2013 at 2:37 am

    deeply in love 🙂

  14. Idriss smith

    January 31, 2013 at 1:06 am

    Salaam alaykum wassam shawkat you have a wonderful gift, it’s really a pleasure to look at your work I am very moved by Calligraphy be it in Arabic or my native tongue English, since I have embraced Islam I have acquired an interest to learn Arabic in order that I might understand the Quran in its revealed form, that I may lighten my heart and bring its meaning into my life it would be nice to see my name “Idriss” in calligraphy it’s a beautiful discipline jazak allah khiar. p.s love the website design

  15. Ghazanfar Hussain Zaidi

    February 8, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    It a good calligraphic work. Best wishes for future.

  16. Dasha

    August 22, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    Salam can you please write my sons name داني in calligraphy? Thank you

  17. Prof.Ghazanfar Zaidi

    December 22, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Calligraphy is less popular these days but through your work of art it will again be considered a powerful medium of expression.

  18. Madhu

    May 4, 2015 at 1:35 pm


    We saw your Arabic Logo set image on Pinterest and would like to connect with you to discuss if you are available for a potential logo re-branding exercise.

    Pls reply to this email , so we can correspond on further details.

    best wishes


  19. enam

    June 24, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    hey there i would like to get some work done for my new boutique business
    i need to have a eye catching shop display name with typography/calligraphy which i can use as a shop display name and LOGO.

  20. Christina Skaggs

    September 13, 2016 at 10:18 am

    Dear Mr. Shawkat

    The great beauty of your work has always inspired me and so it is with pleasure that I have some news that I want to share with you.
    My painting Garden of Pomegranates was recently selected by Dr. Maryam Ekhtiar, the Associate Curator of Islamic Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art NYC for exhibition at the 5th Annual Juried International Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art.
    Who knows what the future holds? Art is truly the universal language. Thank YOU Mr. Shawkat. You are a master.


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