Artwork Title & Inspiration
Calligraphic script forming a whirling dervish to depict annihilation of the self.
Limited edition print.
75 x 75 cm
Country of Origin
Award-winning Peter Gould (b. 1982) is a celebrated designer, creative entrepreneur and artist. The BBC has described Peter as 'among those young urban global Muslims leading the emergence of a new Muslim cool.'
After embracing Islam over a decade ago, Peter was inspired by a series of spiritual and artistic journeys through classical cities such as Fes, Damascus, Istanbul and Mecca. This quest for knowledge resulted in a flourish of remarkable creative projects, uniquely fusing traditional Islamic design elements with his own vibrant, fresh graphic styles.
He founded and runs a successful strategic branding firm, which has worked with a wide and impressive spectrum of clients from global icons such as the United Nations, well-known Muslim personalities such as Sami Yusuf, governments and embassies, large commercial enterprises including Etihad Airways and household brand names such as Colgate Palmolive and others.
Peter's unique artwork & photography is found in the collections of diverse audiences including a Prime Minister, Middle Eastern royalty and has been exhibited in galleries around the world over the past decade.
He has won several awards, has launched his own apps, books and games such as Salam Sisters and Noor Quest and has built several online platforms including Creative Ummah, Muslim Gift Guide and Ummah Legends.
Peter regularly leads branding workshops around the world and presents at international conferences such as the World Islamic Economic Forum and the Al Jazeera Forum. He is often quoted in international press and publications and is followed by over 200,000 people on social media.