Symmetry is one of the most important elements in Islamic decorative design and graphic designer/artist Razan Sabbagh has embraced this in these designs. Razan’s inspiration comes from Islamic Mashrabiya and elements from Islamic decorated carpets. In one piece Razan has included the Islamic greeting ‘Al salam alaykom’, Razan says ‘I chose these words because they are words shared by all muslims, no matter what their mother tongue. These words have a deep and peaceful sense and meaning, and they allow me to create a gentle connection between the picture and the viewer’. These back lit, transparent paper and glass artworks were part of a collective exhibition for the Jameel Prize workshop in 2010. See more of Razan’s portfolio here.