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Artist | Everitte Barbee
By: Greta on May 22, 2012
While searching on the internet for contemporary calligraphic designs, I happened to find the work of a young artist called Everitte Barbee.
His blog Everitte.org is an extraordinary collection of illustrations created with the highly decorative Ottoman calligraphic script called ‘Diwani Jali’ which borrows from the tradition of calligrams in Islamic culture.
Everitte Barbee is from Nashville, Tennessee. He studied International Business and Arabic at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland after which he decided to travel to the Middle East to develop his skills in Arabic language and Arabic calligraphy.
He learned to write the Diwani Jali script with master calligrapher Adnan Farid in Damascus, Syria.
He currently lives and works in Lebanon.
You can read what Everitte has to say about his passion for calligraphy here.