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This Artist Illustrates Arabic Words As Their Literal Meaning

So. Clever.

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Artist Mahmoud Tammam has created a brilliant lettering project. In his words, "I have always been fascinated by word manipulation, so I started this project as a personal challenge. I manipulate Arabic words and transform them into their meaning." Look below to see the impressive results.

1. The word "cat" as graceful in text as in real life.

Pronounced "qitt."
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Pronounced "qitt."

2. Duck.

Pronounced "batt."
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Pronounced "batt."

3. A cute little bear.

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4. DOG!

Pronounced "kalb."
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Pronounced "kalb."

5. Ink.

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6. This perfect koala.

Pronounced just like the english word "koala."
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Pronounced just like the english word "koala."

7. Watermelon.

Pronounced "batikh."
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Pronounced "batikh."

8. Fox.

Pronounced "thaealab."
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Pronounced "thaealab."

9. An elegant giraffe.

Pronounced "zarafa."
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Pronounced "zarafa."

10. This hot coffee pot design.

Pronounced "qahuwa."
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Pronounced "qahuwa."

11. Crown.

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12. And this whale of a design.

Pronounced "hout."
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Pronounced "hout."

See more of Tammam's awesome work here.

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