Category Archives: typography / design

Pass the Parcel

  The graveyard of 6 million at Najaf, south of Baghdad. Professional journalists usually have to fill column inches to order, which accounts for their flights of fancy or in many cases outright lies. Bloggers, unless they are driven lunatics, … Continue reading

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Daniel Moore, Poet

Daniel Abdal Hayy Moore, passed away yesterday April 18 after several years of cheerfully coping with illness. He was a night bird poet who invariably wrote in the early hours. Like a nightingale his song was only heard by a few but … Continue reading

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New Publications & Reprints

The Mainstay, a hardback translation of the complete commentary by Ibn Ajiba of The Burda of Busiri, was printed at the end of last year having been designed here in Spain. It was translated by Abdal Aziz Suraqah and published by … Continue reading

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The Wird of the Diwan

The Wird of the Diwan of Muhammad ibn al Habib, may Allah be pleased with him To anyone who obtained the Diwan of Muhammad ibn al Habib in the last 9 months, published by Editorial Qasida, the pdf freely downloadable here … Continue reading

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Heterophony and Polyphony

Heterophony and Polyphony (and the loss of it.) The wholesale and loving embrace by Morocco of the amplified musical event has shattered my illusion that Morocco was a place which understood its traditions. Clearly not. That said, it hasn’t actually … Continue reading

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Some new work

The eight books illustrated above, published by Al-Madina Institute were finally printed this year but only available in the USA from Mecca Books. These were typeset and designed over a four year period but all printed this year. I trust their titles can be … Continue reading

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Back to the Blog

I’ve had a long holiday from this blog for various reasons including moving house, re-building it, and printing and publishing our new Diwan translation and all that that involved. Two months of unusually hot weather here in Spain further slowed my desire … Continue reading

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