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Halis Biçer, 1972.

Emin Barin, 1970s

Emin Barin and Halis Biçer started to make square kufic calligraphy with Latin letters in the 1970s. Most, if not all, square kufic were previously in Arabic. Barin was inspired by the younger Biçer, according to Enis Tan’s PhD thesis, A study of Kufic script in Islamic calligraphy and its relevance to Turkish graphic art using Latin fonts in the late twentieth.

Calcula by Shiva Nallaperumal and Tal Leming, 2017. A square kufic typeface that has thousands of ligatures to change the letter according different combinations.

Kufic Calligraphy in Architecture, via.

Square kufic signatures from 1325, up to today. More images and info here.

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These two images show the same text, afaik The top one is a square kufi. More info here. Made by Wan Lutfi.

Square kufic dating back to 1433!

via kufikufi.

This is code for “don’t mind my parents”. See for yourself. Made by Wan Lutfi, Malaysia.

Old Tibetan calligraphy by Tshe-tan Zhabs-drung ཚེ་ཏན་ཞབས་དྲུང followed by the Tibetan Phags-pa fonts by Babelstone and the square Mongolian style of Phags-pa used for decoration.

Seems to originate from the 1200s and is sometimes called square script. Also see the arabic square kufi.

Thanks to µB for the heads up! More here.

Kufi works by Abdulaziz Şahin, Turkey. All these designs contain the word Muhammed or Allah, or both. More here.

Square kufi scripts by lutfi. All these images are text.