More Books: Abdul Karim Awad


Inspired to change the narrative around Iraqi people, Abdul Karim used his art and calligraphy skills to create many different types of artwork including these additional books listed below.

Self-Preservation

صن النفس


Handmade book made from card stock, paper, yarn, marker
Proverbs about self-preservation written in the thuluth style of Arabic calligraphy
2018
Exhibited in Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary exhibit at Swarthmore College McCabe Library and Friends exhibit at 12Gates Arts in 2019.

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Thuluth Caligraphy Instructions

ميزان خط الثلث


Handmade accordion book made from cardboard, paper, ink
Learn how to do Arabic calligraphy in Thuluth style.
2018
Exhibited in Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary exhibit at Swarthmore College McCabe Library and Friends exhibit at 12Gates Arts in 2019.

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Arabic and English Alphabet Book

كتاب الابجدية


Handmade knitted books made from binder, yarn
Compare the sounds of English and Arabic letters
2018
Exhibited in Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary exhibit at Swarthmore College McCabe Library, Peace exhibit at Parkway Central Free Library in 2019, Paperless Books at Swarthmore College McCabe Library in 2020.

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Mesopotamia, The Land that Lies Between Two Rivers

بِلَاد ٱلرَّافِدَيْن: الارض بَيْن ٱلنَّهْرَيْن


Sketch book with printed images and written text about Iraqi culture, history, and everyday life.
Learn about Iraqi culture through these thoughts and notes
2019

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Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary

الأصدقاء، السلام، و الملاذ الآمن


paper, glue, plastic binder, craft materials
Reflections from participating in the project.
2019
Exhibited in Peace exhibit at Parkway Central Free Library and Collaborative Works on Paper at Booklyn in 2019.

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