Monday, January 16, 2017

Jeddah - Lighting Shops

Frequently shops in Saudi Arabia that offer the same services or sell the same products are located in the same area , one after the other, right next door to each other.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Saudi Arabia - Modern Supermarket

Supermarkets in Saudi Arabia are very similar to supermarkets in the west, however one cannot find any pork products or alcoholic beverages, as these items are strictly forbidden within the country.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Arabic - More Fun Fonts

Here are a few more fun Arabic fonts for you ...

Arabic script has similar qualities to English lettering in cursive, such as having a baseline and letters that join up or attach to one another.

It seems as though Arabic actually has two different forms of writing like we do in English with cursive and print.  I

Friday, January 13, 2017

SkyWatch - Saudi Wedding Hall

Weddings are a huge business in Saudi Arabia, as in many places around the world.  Fancy wedding halls abound, with elegant decor, lighting, and dramatic staircases.  The weddings I have attended usually are segregated by gender and generally there are no men in sight, except when the groom and maybe his father make an appearance in the wee hours of the morning.  When that happens, the women in attendance rush to slip into their abayas and veils so they are covered up properly.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Arabic - More Font Styles

Here are some more font styles for your enjoyment.  I especially like the style of the one on the above right with the double lines in it.

Arabic script reads from the right to the left.  The blue sign above has a font that leans slightly toward the left ...

... while the font in the blue sign in this photo leans slightly toward the right.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Our World: Arabic Font Styles

Today I thought I would show you a variety of Arabic font styles shown through business signs in Jeddah.

I don't know why the blue sign has such extended lines in its font, while the other signs in this photo don't.

I love the fiery font on this black sign for a shawarma restaurant!

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