He might be an unknown from most of the people. Emin Barin; a calligrapher, a book binder, a teacher and an art collector. He was born in Bolu, Turkey on May 20 1913. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts and continued his study in Germany. He learned privately with professor Dorfner in Weimar and the Akademie fur Kunste und Buchgewerbe in Leipzig. In 1958, he received a diploma of honor and a medal for bookbinding. He became a founder of Turkish-German cultural committee in Istanbul.
His strokes are flawless. He combines some letter to create a beautiful symbol. In the last image, a very harmonious symbol, looks like a Japanese crest. I wouldn’t have thought the symbol was created by Turkish calligrapher. It’s interesting to see the different styles, geometric and biomorphic, of his calligraphies. Even though I have very little knowledge about Arabic letter, the shapes and forms still seem amazing and outstanding. Salute to Emin Barin
Some of the images are courtesy from http://www.barincilt.com.tr/. Please click here if you want to see more of his great work.