To say “Kufic script” is quite misleading. In fact, it is more accurate to consider it as a family of ancient Arabic calligraphy scripts.

Ancient Arabic scripts were named based on the region the came from.

Nonetheless, they all shared some very similar characteristics.

Some of these included written on a horizontal baseline and being very angular (square-shaped).

Over time, these scripts did converge and now take the name of Kufic, based on the city of Kufa in southern Iraq.

I feel that this may be one of the hardest, if not the hardest, script to master.

When I do take on this script, you will be able to follow my development and learn from them over here.