Stories of Abjad

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Designed as a companion to my Book of Abjad artist book, this monograph reproduces all of the artwork, explains the different systems for organising the Abjad and the symbolism derived from them, and tells the story of each individual letter along with showing a range of designs for each.

The printed book is available here.


  1. Introduction
  2. The Abjad Order
  3. The Formal Order
  4. The Phonetic Order
  5. The Cosmology of Abjad
  6. THE LETTERS (1 spread per letter, plus Lamalif)
  7. Appendix: Ihmāl and the story of Kāf
  8. Origin of the sample scripts
  9. References
  10. Endnotes

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