arabic letter soup creative food idea

#2 Arabic letter soup

Did you ever have alphabet letter soup? Then you might like this creative food Idea!

I remember how much fun it was trying to make my own name floating on the soap or collecting letters at the edge of my plate. I created charming, funny or rather annoying messages for my parents… do you know what I’m talking about?

But did you know there’s no such thing as Arabic letter soup?*

On the 4th of October 2003, my sister-in-law came up with the idea during an Arabic lettering class. She is an Arabic linguist, and told me that there’s no such thing as Arabic letter soup**. For obvious reasons, she said, since you need to have dots in Arabic lettering because words get a totally different meaning¬†without the dots.

So I came up with a solution that is as obvious as the problem. I inverted the letters and use negative space to create the characters in order to keep the dots attached to the rest of the character!

*To date I haven’t seen Arabic lettering soup, but if you did, please let me know by posting the reference in a comment.
**In this same discussion, we also realised that there was no such thing as Arabic scrabble, but I found out that this was launched a few months later in February 2004.
Excerpt from the original notebook dated October 4, 2003
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