• Portfolio of Work


Revamped Portfolio.
This is a renewed collection of my work from the past 25-30 years or so. This web based portfolio format displays the images better than my old site (ianwhiteman.com) which was all fairly low res and had no enlarged preview facility and is now closed. The legacy page on the new portfolio includes much of my original older material in low resolution as I am unable to provide better images. The site is a work in progress and is now much easier to update.


13 Responses to • Portfolio of Work

  1. MashaAllah your work is stunning! …Just had a look at your website 🙂

  2. Leyla says:

    I love those Iznik tiles… What a nice way to adorn a page.

  3. Yasmeen says:

    Salam Alaykum Ian,

    The first thing that I have to say is that I like your work so much and your thoughts even more 🙂

    Secondly, we were in the same Rihla this year in Istanbul and I didn’t have the chance to talk to you but I had some conversations with your lovely wife (She might not remember my name just tell her the Egyptian girl with the thick eyebrows 😀 ).

    This morning I read and article written by a friend of mine (Egyptian and lives in Spain too!). You were the first one to came to my mind while reading it; your blog is all about history, manuscripts and typography and so is the article. I hope you like it http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/50962.aspx

    Please keep the good work flowing ..

    Salam to your wife,

  4. Kate Grillet says:

    I am the wife of Christophe Grillet who has sadly died in May aged 86. I liked your comment that he took you on because of your beautiful handwriting – just as I would expect

  5. Francesco says:

    Dear Mr Whiteman,
    my name is Francesco Alfonso Leccese, I am an italian researcher working on contemporary Sufism.
    I am really interested in the involvement of European musicians in Sufism. I would like to know if is possible to have an email to ask you additional informations about the Habibiyya and the movement of British musicians involved in Sufism.

    I look forward very much to hearing from you.
    My best regards,
    Francesco A. Leccese

  6. Rob Tomlinson says:

    Hi Ian. I’m a former journalist, now working in academia in Edinburgh, who would like to interview you about your life in sixties London. Please let me know if you’re interested in speaking to me. I have no idea what the outlet would be as yet. I just find the period fascinating and am thinking it might contribute to a book which examines reminiscences of people from the era.

  7. simplyhemen says:

    I have just come across you unfortunately just recently and am saddened it wasn’t earlier.
    I have read number of the books you designed the covers for, and absolutely loved the type setting without knowing the designer.

    Beautiful. I would love your critique of some of my work.

    Wa salam

  8. Hamza Webb says:

    Amazing work! May God bless you in all your works!

    Quick question. Where can I find your calligraphy poster of Surah Ya Seen? All the places I look on the internet have sold out for sometime and don’t restock. Me and my wife love the Surah Rahman one and it hangs proudly on our wall.

    I look forward to your reply.
    Hamza Webb

    • Ian Whiteman says:

      Well there’s two Yasin posters. One is from the 1980s pirated in South Africa
      and a more recent one done in in 2006. It was published by Turath Publications but you have probably tried them. I may have one of those I can send you if I can find it but is probably damaged. Send me your email address and I’ll let you know.

    • Vaqar says:

      Asalamu alaikum

      I hope all is well this Ramadan and that you’re benefiting from this special time of year. I stumbled across a documentary that you’re filming on Andalusian calligraphy, I’d very much like to learn this script and I was wondering if I could get some advice off you re: best approach?



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