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An Exciting Showcase of Arabic Logo Designs

Thu, Sep 30, 2010

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Arabic typography is the artistic practice of calligraphy in Arabic language which involves the interplay and arrangement of various forms of letters and curves. The pure complexity of the Arabic script is amazing; and it is kind of unfortunate that it is largely ignored outside the Middle East. I find the arabesque based designs very beautiful and free-flowing which visually represent a great piece of art even if you can’t read the text. More and more International brands are looking for ways to adapt their corporate identity to suit the International market including the Arabic audiences. Designing Arabic logos for a larger audience (local as well as the International community) is a challenge in itself because Arabic text is read from right to left unlike the English text which is read from left to right; and one has to incorporate both of the languages in a single design. The design needs to hold a unique balance which allows both languages to work together in harmony. In this post, I have hand-picked some Arabic based logos from various designers. Based on my knowledge of the Arabic language, I have also provided comments on the designs where necessary.

Designer: Khawar Bilal, Doha, Qatar

Originally from Pakistan, and now working in Qatar, Khawar Bilal is perhaps one of the most talented bilingual (Arabic & English) logo and identity designer I have come across. He is very passionate about Arabic Calligraphy which reflects in his work.

“Qalam” means pen in Arabic. In the following logo design, the nib of a fountain pen is shown while the word “Qalam” is written in a floral style on top of it.

Designer: Aissam Hamoud

Designer: Sara Al-Mudhaf

Designer: Salah Sadeq, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Designer: RaMMal, Australia

“Shorouq” means “sunrise” in Arabic.

Designer: Mohammed Ammar, Amman, Jordan

This is another great piece of Arabic artwork. You would notice that the word “marna” is written in traditional Arabic typographic style. Various elements from the Arabic alphabets have been used.

Designer: Mo Shennawy, Cairo, Egypt

Misr, Logo for Egypt Tourism, 2008. The logo reads “Misr” in Arabic; but at the same time, it presents an illustration of the sun (as seen from the right) and water waves.

Designer: Cristina Ludwig, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Designer: Unknown

The Mother Tongue is an Arabic language center based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The typographic design reads “Al-Lisan Al Umm” shown on the top of the English text.

Designer: Unknown

The Emirates Airline logo combines a unique and custom typeface of the Arabic as well as the English language.

Designer: International Nomads, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Designer: Mohammed Eisa, Egypt

The design reads “Radio Star” written in Arabic text.

Designer: Ivan Rios, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Designer: 29letters

Corporate Identity/ Branding for Oryx Magazine – Qatar Airways by 29letters in collaboration with Agency Fish, London, UK.

Designer: Abdulhameed Shamandour, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Notice the word “Jewel” written in Arabic typographic style.

Designer: Mezoomar, Egypt

Designer: Ahmad Magdi, Egypt

Designer: Shakil Ali, Karachi, Pakistan

Designer: Abdus Salam

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P.S.: All logo designs are copyrights of their respective designers/owners.

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Abdus Salam is a freelance Graphic, Logo & Web designer, currently graduating in Telecom Engineering. He is passionate about every kind of creative stuff. You can follow him on Twitter or find him on Facebook.

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7 Comments For This Post

  1. Ramiro Channell Says:

    Hello! I just want to give a huge thumbs up for the great data you have right here on this post. I will be coming again to your blog for extra soon.

  2. Abdulhameed Shamandour Says:

    Wooow,, great collection, and i’m so happy that one of my logos features here, really thanks

  3. Creative Alys Says:

    Amazing inspiration for logos:

    see here: http://creativealys.com/blog/2011/04/05/floral-design-elements/

  4. Mohammed Ammar Says:

    dear sir,

    thanks a lot for posting my work …. i really appreciate it,
    but there a mistake in the city i’m from amman not oman … cause oman is another country …. thanks a lot

    Kind Regards
    Mohammed Ammar

  5. FuelmyBrand Says:

    Hope your showcase can include some of our work at our blog http://www.fuelmybrand.com/blog/?p=235

  6. eri Says:

    very nice design, so inspiring. thanks for sharing..:D

  7. pierdolapaciencia Says:

    Excelent! I love the simplicity and beauty of the logos. Trully an exhibition of beauty and good taste with a great deal of culture!

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