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Right to left - Arabic Graffiti

Discussion in 'Toys forum' started by Phat 2, Jul 27, 2010.

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  1. CuCCui

    CuCCui Senior Member

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    what are you using to do this?if it's in an earlier post sorry but I read newest to oldest posts kinda like right to left ...come to think of it I read magazines like that too,seems more natural
     
  2. Phat 2

    Phat 2 Elite Member

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    it's an arabic lettertype... u gotta have arabic enabled in your operating system to be able to do it I think... it's something that you get installed with your initial setup of the PC.
    could be wrong though
     
  3. ||BREAD||

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    I would so love to get into this writing, so insane, very artistic.
     
  4. Phat 2

    Phat 2 Elite Member

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    u should try it, tell me what you write, and I'll show what it looks like in arabic then you can give it a shot
     
  5. proNYNJA

    proNYNJA Senior Member

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    can you translate Surge for meh plz, i wanna try doing my name in a different language.
     
  6. Phat 2

    Phat 2 Elite Member

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    yemen, my bad i didnt see ur post

    surge = سوردج
     
  7. WoRdSmYtH

    WoRdSmYtH Guest

    Did a quick sketch on my desk Phat.
    Nothing special, but it's def interesting...

    The biggest problem is that I have no way of knowing if anything I do to it makes it illegible, know what I mean?

    [Broken External Image]:http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff379/MonkeySaysRelax/DEFACEArabic.jpg?t=1290375587
    ديفايس / 'DEFACE'

    Anyways, there it is. If you notice, it also abstractly says DEFACE in English left to right...
    The A is hidden between the bars, if you know what I mean.
     
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  8. Phat 2

    Phat 2 Elite Member

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    think of it the same way you think of english fonts.
    see that arabic deface I typed up for you? that's the base font, that's what regular arabic with no style and effects at all looks like. the raw lettertype. just like english keyboard letters. simple and straight letters with no add-ons or extensions or anything.
    so consequently, the exact same rules of latin graff apply to oriental graff. the more your letters are similar to the original font, the more legible it'll turn out to be.

    so if you're gonna start doing arabic graff, you're gonna have to go about starting the same way you would start when learning english graff: doing simples and straight letters without any effects, add-ons, extensions, cuts, or any other manipulation. u gotta keep practicing your letters until you memorize their proportions, what they look like, which letter is which etc, just like u do with english...

    I hope this helps
    btw, that's a pretty decent try u threw up there. keep going man, and stick to what I told u up there. don't make cuts where there isn't in the original font. it changes the word
    think of it like when u make a cut in the bottom bar of an E. it'll make it look like an F with a dot under its middle bar, and if it's in the middle of a word, it'll end up just looking like an F to people who donno ur name. catch my drift?
     
  9. Phat 2

    Phat 2 Elite Member

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    ugg yours, bot! don't spam this thread!
     
  10. Phat 2

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    that's good for a start shaman :)
    a couple shadow mistakes here and there
    some tweaks in the flow/letter consistency of your piece and you got yourself a basic arabic simple :) works in chrome/black :)
     
  11. weedeater

    weedeater Senior Member

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    thanks man, im trying to go as simple as possible until i can clean everything up and get my drop shadows and 3d down. then ill start working on bending bars.
     
  12. Solace_one

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    This thread is the shit, man; Phat2, I've always envied your handstyles. I see now where the influence comes from. Could you hook me up with "Smoke"?
     
  13. Phat 2

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    thanks man, I appreciate the love... although I gotta be honest, arabic fonts have zero influence on my handstyles even though I live in this culture, I'm not really that into it. and I get flak from local writers sometimes for almost never writing in arabic... but ehh :p

    sure I'll hook u up. u want smoke in arabic or english?
     
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  14. Stuck

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    man call me close minded but i find this shit gay as fuck.....
     
  15. massacreman

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    agreed with stuck...
    its OK if youre from arabia yourself but its whack to do this stuff on the streets

    no hate, but the islam is spreading too fast allready
     
  16. Phat 2

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    stuck, I'm done arguing with you... you're just proving to be a major pain in the ass lately. so I'm gonna peacefully ask you to please lay the fuck off my motherfucking back already fucktard

    the thread wouldn't be moving forward with this many people interested in the subject if it was gay

    these kinds of comments arent good for the forum's image at all. can u guys please stop being racists without even knowing what you're talking about? that would be nice, thank you.

    wtf is arabia? it's called the middle-east man...
    why is THIS whack, but any other language graff is fine? if anything, these kinds of letters come with sick ass flow by default. so how about taking THAT and adding even more style to it. wouldn't even compare with rigid, straight english letters... give it the time english graff has had since the 70s to develop into what it is today and see what happens.
    and question: what the hell does islam have to do with arabic graffiti?
    another question: where's the problem if islam is spreading quick?

    I'll understand if you didn't answer my questions (maybe it would even be better if you don't)
     
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  17. Stuck

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    K this is how i seee it, we live in america. The main language being english. Its bad enough we force out "art" on them. (ps i dont see it as art, im no art fag)
    That annoys the average person enough butt if u write one word everywhere in english people are gona recognize it. the point being its universally understood. This arabic shit although is only gona be understood by the people who speak/write it or w.e. i dono i dont care

    i dont mind the thread its a unique idea and its cool if u wana draw this in ur books, but i swear if i start seeing kids posting these letters in the painted section im gona be like " o lord what has this site come to"
     
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  18. Phat 2

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    fuck me? u faggets?
    I'm not even muslim to begin with dipshit
    in case you didn't know, allah is just the arabic word for God. pious christian and jewish parents teach their children to praise the lord too don't they? hate dem for being religious too?
    what those muslims around you wanna paint is their own business and none of yours, tis the land of the free, innit?
    and I'm sure dem mans keep fighting you for a reason. if your prejudiced ass never provoked them in the first place, none of that shit would be happening to you.

    now if you don't mind, I'd like for this kind of bullshit to stay out of the topic, it's about graff. nothing else. it's only a different language. I bet that if it was called "Chinese graff" I wouldn't hear a peep

    edit: you edited your whole reply up there while I was writing this. so now it seems to be off-topic. but no matter.
    just quit flaming stuck
     
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  19. Phat 2

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  20. Stuck

    Stuck Elite Member

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    yeah i provoked them wen i was ten and they would be robbing me, same wen i was 12 and still a shrimp, theyre fucking idiots around here,Thank god i grew fairly big and can now smash a few heads in before getn stomped . and yes i know allah means god. AND FYI i hate all people who blindly follow religion and use it as a crutch for life. Dont be another blind follower or extremist