This original vintage-style travel poster was inspired by a recent trip to Northern Africa. The main composition shows the Jami’ al-Kutubiyah mosque, Marrakesh’s largest and most prominent, surrounded by palms and orange trees in the foreground. The Atlas Mountains form the backdrop. I’m proud of the detail in this piece, especially the Arabic script that forms the poster’s border.
Arabic calligraphy is truly gorgeous, and I enjoyed trying to replicate it with my Wacom tablet. I picked the chosen words and phrases carefully, mindful of their meaning and cultural importance. The repeated words are
“Morocco;” “Marrakesh;” “God, Homeland, King;” the Moroccan motto “If you glorify God, He will glorify you,” a verse from the Koran and the words that appear on the Moroccan Royal Coat of Arms.