Introducing Abjad prints by Sherwan Rozan exclusively for Kasa Suasa. These Risograph prints each has an Arabic word of inspiration and will make perfect Ramadhan or Eid gifts.
Consisting 3 prints with the words Salaam, Amal and ‘Ilm written in Arabic script, using specially designed fonts by Malaysian designer Sherwan Rozan. Risograph prints have a lo-fi, analogue quality with its uneven ink coverage and mis-registrations but these are what gives them a unique aesthetic.
Although there are several words to convey knowledge or learning in Arabic, the word ‘Ilm is one of the most encompassing.
‘Ilm invokes the knowledge of both spiritual and worldly things, as well as the concepts of teaching, education, science and theory.
Meaning “peace” in Arabic and also evokes security and safety.
Salaam alaikum is the traditional Arabic greeting meaning “Peace be upon you”.
It is enough to simply say the word Salaam to visitors or friend in order to convey feelings of welcome and brotherhood
Meaning “hope” in Arabic and also Hebrew. The word also evokes desire and aspiration. Amal also means hard work and good deed.
*Risograph printing is a technique best described as a ‘digital screen printing’. It’s known for its vivid colours (that other printers can’t produce) and its specific textures of lo-fi charm and analogue look. The printing method often produces flaws, such as mis-registration and sometimes uneven ink coverage – but it is these flaws that give riso prints such a unique aesthetic and makes every riso print slightly different to the next.
Note: Each item is manually printed and riso inks produce a unique texture, resulting in a hand-printed and tactile finish. Therefore slight flaws are expected and is part of the characteristic, so be sure to expect a lot of small and large imperfections. Colours on screen may vary to actual print.