29letters T-Shirts

I did some Arabic Vernacular T-Shirts design in my spare time.
I would appreciate your comments on them.
You would buy any? There is a style you prefer against another? or…

The number of Arabic letters that creates the Arabic script is 29.
29 letters in Arabic will be “29 حرف”
It can be an educational t-shirt about the Arabic script.
It is also the name of my website and future company.
Graffiti style was implemented.

The word ENOUGH is written in Arabic in Graffiti style. Enough in Arabic is “بكفي”.
It is a social and political statement for the Arab politics and leaders.
Done in black & white to give a serious and gloomy feel.

The slang Lebanese sentence “شو في ما في؟” is used as “What’s Up?” in English.
It is used in the everyday life of the Lebanese people.
Graffiti style with happy fresh colors.

I Love … , I Love Taboulé, I Love Mankoushé, I Love my neighbor…
I love in Arabic is “إنا بحب”.

The I Love NY visual is done in Arabic.
It can be only I Love. And the owner can write what he wants under it.
Or some Arabic loveable items and food can be written below it.

Comments and Suggestions are most welcomed


  1. The first one is cool. The typography in it is interesting. My least favorite one is the “I love…”. It’s a little cliche, and everyone’s already doing it.
    By the way, if you are interested in t-shirt and stuff, have you checked out Blouzaat? They have some really nice Arabic typography in their designs.www.blouzaat.com
    Other local t-shirt makers that I can think of are these guys called Jo Bedu, not much in terms of type, but super brilliant in terms of localizing a message. For example, they have a shirt that looks like the Orange logo with “Zarga” written instead. Brilliant.Don’t think they have a website.

  2. Cool… arabic caligraphy is very interesting.
    Pascal could you help me with something. I will like to know how to write in arabic to words:
    1. Hayati. (my soul)
    2. Ayuni (my eye)
    Would you be able to help me

  3. Hello,

    Amazing work pascal, ever since i got the typographic matchmaking book i couldn’t find any Arabic typeface that works for me better than “Sada”… You did such a great job on that.

    I just need to ask, if i did some personal projects with it, is it ok to use the version i got from the book?
    And let’s say i did some t-shirt design to be sold locally, then i should buy a licence?

    P.S. The T-shirt pictures aren’t showing on this post :S

  4. Hello Hadi

    thanks for your comment on Sada which is now named FF Seria Arabic and published from FontFont.

    as you have mentioned, if you are using the font for non-commercial use, then you can stick to the Beta versions of the font on the cd that comes with the book. But once you are using it for commercial use, then you need to buy a license. you can by the license of the final OpenType version of the font from FontFont / FontShop.

    here is the link:

    for the images in the post. thanks for the notice. i will check this issue out.

  5. Really nice! If you decide to do them, I’d like to get one.

  6. Hey Pascal I love Arabic typography & I just wanted to let you know that I LOVE your work! I would be interested in ordering the Shoo fi Mafi design if you ever decide to make and sell your graphic Ts
    Thanks keep up the good work!

  7. I quite like the “شو في ما في؟” (Whats Up) tee, the colours and style remind me of The Fresh Prince and B Boys – real fresh bro!

    Overall interesting designs but with the greatest repect to you Pascal, Mohammad Ali (aka Aerosol Arabic) of Birmingham, England holds the crown for graffiti style Arabic design.

    He has managed to accumulate a spectacular media following with MSNBC, CNN, BBC amongst innumerable other global networks and press organisations having profiled collections of his work and the man.

    The greatest thing is not only is his work superior aesthetically and in craft – but he fervently shares his talent in community workshops – helping to build bridges between Islamic and non Islamic communities – and helped cement communal engagement with various murals in the UK, USA and Australia.

    Well worth checking out: http://www.aerosolarabic.com

    Salaam / Peace

  8. thanks muiz for the info
    i already know the work of Mr. Mohammad.
    i am just a new beginner in urban arabic type and graffiti.
    and getting interested in it more and more with time.

  9. yes i am tempted to buy these T shirts and i am sure they will please lebanese abroad. are they for sale? where?

    i’d like to take a course. is it possible?

  10. Amazing.Just heard about an Iranian Design company and Artist who has began all this graffiti style and shit in Middleeast.they called kollahstudio.have anyone heard of them?they make great designs for arabic and persian letters i top quallity.
    God bless you

  11. cool tishirt but arabic language only 28 letters not 29 ^^ keep ur great work ^^

  12. what a great t shirts ..
    i really wish to have one of them .. specially the tabole thing t shirt :razz:

    best wishes for u :)

  13. Is there any way to order these shirts? I am particularly interested in the “shoo fi ma fi?” t-shirt…I would love to buy one!


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  15. Hello, great site! Interesting posts.
    I am an Italian guy interested in Arabic culture and I am trying to learn Arabic. I live in Milan.
    I have been visited Arabic art exhib at Palazzo Reale, with some pieces of al-Sabah collection. Unfortunately, the weakest part of entire exhib was that one about Arabic callygraphy, sigh.
    Anyway, I am fond of callygraphy in general in its cultural, spiritual, philosofical aspects.
    Your site is a place where I can admire and understand day by day the musical beauty of your alphabet.
    I’d like to buy Libanese slang t-shirt!!!!!!!!! It’s cool.

  16. Superb T–shirts were noticed..I am an british guy….Aftr i had vited ur Blog,,,few more steps to be follow…looking pretty yar…

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  18. the designs are amazing, i love them all
    im starting a new product and its about the tshirt designs and these stuff and i was looking for some arabic designs so can i use them ?

  19. Oh my goodness! Amazing article dude! Thank you, However I am having difficulties with your RSS.
    I don’t understand the reason why I can’t join it. Is there anybody having the same RSS problems?

    Anybody who knows the answer can you kindly respond?

  20. I liked the t-shirt I Love…” I would like to write I love العربية”
    But I live in Russia..so can you send it to me py post?))

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