However, it is not especially attractive in titles or decorations because it does not have the sophisticated letterforms of the Diwani, Thuluth and Kufic scripts. Another thing that I found quite different in the Middle East was its natural landscape, which is so different from that of Japan.
This is one of the essential precepts from the Koran that has inspired me. There are basically eight different styles of Arabic calligraphy. Square Kufic. The colors you see in the desert are in fact quite rich in their variations, always changing as the light from the sun changes.
It can take months to complete a single work of calligraphy. Because the calligraphic lines were perfected over a millennium, drawing them takes a high level of technical skill that is passed on from teachers to their students.
But now, unlike when I was in my twenties, I have the medium of Arabic calligraphy with which to express myself. The Maghribi script is marked by descending lines written with very large bowls and by letters of a unified thicknesses.
These inscriptions were date to the 14th century BC.
The way its letters are connected makes it particularly easy to convert into a digital font.