Calligraphy of Iranian girls' names
I found people use their face pictures as avatars. "what about names?" I opened an Instagram account and started writing the common Iranian names and putting them on Instagram. So the people used their names as their avatars on social networks apps like Instagram, Facebook, and WhatsApp. After 2 mounts I had more than 150000 followers. And from this page, I sold about 20000 original artwork with Iranian names during 2014 & 2015.
Kufisim is a project that combines the Latin alphabet and Ma'kıli (square) Kufi principles, which is a combination of the words “Kufi" and "isim ".
In KUFISIM I design the Turkish names with square Kufic principles but Latin alphabets.
One Thousand and One SALAM
A conceptual Art Project based in Istanbul
The main idea of this conceptual art project originated by the act of turning customers of ISIM, every day into an art collaboration. We, as ISIM team started our name project in 2019 in Istanbul, and as a result, the name project grasp the attention of a vast variety of nationalities every other day and has lightened up the idea of one thousand and one Salam project. Our vision of the illustrated version of "Salam" with the collaboration of various nationalities is based on the fact that it emphasizes more than just wish for Peace world widely. That is to say, we need an eternal collaboration to meet that.
Everything starts with a name!
‘Whats in a name? that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet?’ | William Shakespeare – Romeo & Juliet
ISIM is a brand that believes great memories begin with names. Although all names hold semantic memory which includes things that are common knowledge, they carry on personal memory with distinctive features of their own.
in isim we share perspectives on how we can light up your name-related emotions; basically, love generator.
ISIM’s calligraphy goes where the curves of the Persian/Arabic alphabet call.