A typical page of the Qur'an is divided into five bands and three calligraphic styles: the largertop and bottom panels are in muhaqqaq, a monumental, clear and even script; the middle panel, of equal size, is in thulth, the more elaborate curvilinear style
usually found on mosques; the smaller second and fourth panels are in naskh, a highly legible and well-balanced script that is closest to ordinary handwriting.
Zaballero makes use of the emulsion-transfer technique, conflating the familiar images of the two masters, bisecting the space with artful lines that echo her own curvilinear style
At the same time, the spline-dominated, curvilinear style
that came to be associated with digital design in the course of the '90s lived on, still successfully practiced by some of the early pioneers and handed down to a new generation of younger digital designers.
The 51st Street facade of turquoise brick and teal Mosaic tiles, which bears Morris Lapidus's signature curvilinear style
, remains the same, while the west facade has been painted white, an allusion to the original white Carrera marble facade.
First, because the curvilinear style
of the artwork on the shells is identical to that on Massim woodcarvings of the contact period.
It is interesting to consider the possibility that this "separateness" represents an older tradition of rock art to the cupules and curvilinear styles
. Clearly, further work needs to be carried out in order to date these enigmatic carvings.