My ideas for stationery designs

Exhibition catalogue from Divine Inspiration: Seven Principles of Islamic Architecture, at the Islamic Arts Museum, Malaysia 

Soon after graduating from my MA studies, I received a commission from the Islamic Arts Museum, Malaysia. They were planning an exhibition on Islamic architecture, entitled Divine Inspiration: Seven Principles of Islamic Architecture. Part of the exhibition would be comprised of pieces such as tiles and architectural panels from the Islamic world. The museum were therefore interested in commissioning four artists to produce a series of paintings and drawings showing the development of the structure of the artefacts – from a geometric starting point through to a completed surface pattern upon a tile or architectural panel. I was lucky enough to be one of the artists chosen to complete the commission, and my paintings and drawings were exhibited at the Islamic Arts Museum, Malaysia as part of the show! Being just a recent graduate from my MA studies, I was absolutely thrilled at the opportunity!  

Front cover (left) and back cover (right) of my notebook designs, which are being sold at the Islamic Arts Museum, Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur.

Later on, I was even more pleased to discover that my designs had been made into these beautiful little gift notebooks, and were being sold in the Museum shop! Click on the link to visit the shop, and if you scroll about half way down the page, you’ll see my design. The notebooks are hardcover with a lovely glossy surface to imitate the texture of a ceramic tile. The endpapers are covered with some of my construction drawings, which have been copied in blue and white. The paper on the inside is a creamy 80 gsm “fancy paper” (as it says on the museum shop website!) Basically, it’s nice quality writing paper. So if anybody is interested in purchasing a lovely little gift notebook, just visit the website and follow the directions at the museum shop

Having stumbled across my copy of the notebook and museum catalogue just recently, it made me think that perhaps I should think about designing a range of stationary? I am going to look into this and I will let you know what I find out… 
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6 Responses to My ideas for stationery designs

  1. down2earthsmiles says:

    Assalaamu Alaykum!

    It was a pleasure to read your blog. I was searching "Islamic architecture pics" when I came across your blog. Mashallah, your art work is beautiful and inspirational. I hope you continue to post of pics of your artwork and classes. They are quite fascinating!

    You sister in Islam (from Canada)

  2. Ayesha Gamiet says:

    Wa alaikum salaam!

    Thank you for your lovely comments! I'm glad to hear that you're enjoying the work.

    Ma salaama,


  3. Razeena Siddique says:

    Assalaamu Alaykum

    Your work is fantastic and you are so inspiring to people like myself, who give up at times, this encourages me that negative and positive criticism is also a journey to improve in different ways, I feel very excited for you and wish all the best on the book illustration, cant wait to see your illustration.
    Good luck and thank you for keeping me updated

  4. Ayesha says:

    Wa alaikum salaam Razeena,

    It’s good to hear from you. Thank you for your comments and encouragement! I wish you all the best in your artwork, too – keep up the great work! Stay in touch.

    Wa salaam,

  5. Zahra sabir says:

    salam ayesha :)

    mashallah your work is so beautiful. it takes islamic art to another level. good to know people like you are keeping it alive.
    also my twin sister is a budding artist in childrens islamic art.any advice you can give for her? and also would you be interested in mentoring her?

    oh and one more thing:could you put up videos of your workshops and tutorials for basic techniques. thanks


    • Ayesha says:

      Salaam Zahra,

      Thank you for your comments and apologies for the delay in getting back to you. Your sister is welcome to email me – she can get in touch via the contact form on this website.

      Unfortunately, I have not filmed any of my classes as yet, but thanks for the suggestion!

      Best wishes.

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