Calligraphy was once a popular high-society accomplishment. Nowadays, it is an art practiced by only a few. Arab calligrapher Wissam Shawkat is a true master of the craft. Wissam Shawkat, born in Baghdad, Iraq, is a deeply inspired and creative illustrator and calligraphic artist. His artistic career is like an abstract painting, full of rich colors and profound connotations.
His illustrations are like abstract dreams, blending lines and color to create a unique visual language. These works are both emotional and poetic in a mysterious way, which makes the viewer fall into the infinite beauty of art. His works are not only a feast for the eyes, but also an exploration of the infinite possibilities of art, providing viewers with a unique experience of beauty and deep reflection.
In an era where contemporary art and technology are intertwined, calligraphy design and illustration design have come to the forefront of VERTU's visual experience. Wissam Shawkat, a unique master of blending these two fields of art, became the source of creative inspiration for the 2016 Signature Touch Calligraphy Series.
Wissam collaborated with Vertu to design four bespoke Signature Touch handsets. Each carries a unique calligraphy design, which is matched with unique wallpapers for the display, echoing the design of the phone. Wissam created the original designs to honor the theme of 'love'.
Wissam Shawkat's collaboration with VERTU is not only a combination of technology and art but also a fusion of cultures. Drawing on his deep Arabic cultural background, he injected unique elements of calligraphy and illustration into the design of the phone, giving the brand a richer cultural connotation. This injection of culture is not only a beautification of the appearance, but also an inheritance of the values behind the brand.