13 Arabic words illustrated as their literal meaning

Even if you’re not an Arabic speaker, you’ll be able to appreciate Egyptian-based artist Mahmoud Tammam’s new lettering project.

Tammam has taken Arabic words and illustrated them as their literal meaning.

“I have always been fascinated by word manipulation, so I started this project as a personal challenge. I manipulate Arabic words and transform them into their meaning,” Tammam says on his Behance page.

The results? See for yourself…

1. LLama

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2. Dog

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3. Coffee

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4. Horse

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5. Cat

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6. Shark

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7. Octopus

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8. Bicycle

9. Duck

10. Camel

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11. Owl

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12. Rabbit

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13. Rhino

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More of Tammam’s work can be found on his Behance page here.

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Images: Behance/Mahmoud Tammam