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Ruh al-Alam

Founding artist of Visual Dhikr, practising calligraphy/typography to represent and reflect spiritual messages.

Born in London, of Bangladeshi origin, Ruh al-'Alam is a young graduate in illustration and graphic design, from Central Saint Martins. He works in a variety of mediums including illustration, film, audio, interactivity and photography.

His founded Visual Dhikr in 2003, concentrating on the spiritual element in remembrance of God and contemplation of His Creation . This is often depicted in calligraphic artwork and painting.

The work involves the usage of his own Arabic scripts, with a contemporary graphic design influence; therefore many of the pieces go through a digital process at some stage. The work is often displayed as oil/acrylic paintings, art prints, screen prints or projections.

He also founded, and currently runs, his own design studio Make Believe ( from London.

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  • Start a discussion, Arabic Pixel Type


    Hi Walid and Huda,

    Thanks you for your resonses. I did begin some pixel typefaces, for mainly use in my flash work, but it got to...

    Ruh al-Alam
    9 Nov 2007, 18:16
  • Topic, 4 comments

    Hi/Salam, Wanted to know where I could get hold of some Arabic pixel type (use in Flash for clean rendering). I began making my…

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