Calligraphy by el Seed

Connecting cultures with 'calligraffiti'

The 'calligraffiti' artist eL Seed uses Arabic script and Arabic calligraphy to make connections between cultures.

This article has been created as part of our Writing: Making Your Mark exhibition. Find out more and book tickets.

eL Seed is a French-Tunisian artist who creates large-scale ‘calligraffiti’ murals across the world. Growing up in Paris, he only learnt to write in Arabic script as an adult. Upon learning the art of Arabic calligraphy he discovered that it helped him reconcile the two halves of his Tunisian and French identity.

Learn more about the evolution of writing at our Writing: Making Your Mark exhibition. On until 27 August 2019.