The Bu ‘Inaniya madrasa in Fes has some of the most beautiful and complex Islamic geometric compositions in Morocco. This poster gives historical information on this building and on the method of traditional manufacture.
Almost all patterns and compositions can be categorised by using this poster. It is based on the premise that all patterns start as a circle and the first creative choice is: into how many equal segments do I divide my circle. There are three choices and these create three categories. Applying this knowledge is the first step on the road to learning the language of Islamic geometric design. Size: A2 (420 x 594 mm). Full colour 200 gm satin paper.
This poster shows how Islamic geometric patterns are constructed using principles that are part of mathematics and geometry. Patterns can be understood to be made of visual building blocks that are put together using the principles of tiling and tessellation.
Cultural identity is not binary; all of us are a mix of where we come from and where we are. This composition reflects that. The geometric pattern that interacts with the stars and stripes is one of the most common in countries such as Morocco, India, Iran, Afghanistan and elsewhere.
Composition by Eric Broug. (Alnujum means ‘Stars’ in arabic)
Size: 60×38 cms (24″ x 15″), printed on 200 gms satin paper.