Saturday, August 3, 2019

Rana Riaz Ahmad

A graphic designer and calligraphist, Rana Riaz Ahmad, has lived a rich life, enjoying his creativity and passion to travel.
He is a witness to many phases of street life of the Walled City of Lahore, from peaceful Choona Mandi Chowk of the 1950s where people would freely sleep in the streets during hot summer, to the present-day chaos of the metropolis where it has become hard for a pedestrian to cross a road.
He would spend time with the Eid card designers of Shah Alam Market and copy the paintings of Picasso.
His career started with an assignment of making illustrations for five rupees per piece, spanning over more than five decades. During that period, he worked in the USA, Europe, Middle East and for leading advertising agencies and publishing houses of Pakistan.
He is one of the founder members of Pakistan Calligraph-Artists Guild, formed in 1997.

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