n. Graffiti that uses or is inspired by calligraphic letterforms and techniques.
This, explains Shoe, is the fundamental idea behind what he describes as calligraffiti. The form of art he says he conceived in 2007, which as the name suggests, is a fusion of calligraphy and graffiti.
The artist’s assistant Khalid Ali explains that his style, known as calligraffiti, combines the raw improvisation of "tagging" with the sweeping arabesques of traditional Islamic calligraphy.
The words were written in a hurried, unaccomplished new world hand, unlike the calligraffiti that honors the bricks of warehouses and the concrete of overpasses elsewhere in Europe, evidence that even in vandalism tradition is superiority.
Like a chick emerging from an egg this tiny Japanese girl climbs through a hole in a calligraffiti-covered wall at the Osaka World Exposition.