Winner of Project Mulsaq
A couple of months ago The Khatt Foundation and the trend-setting company Mosaiques, in collaboration with Dubai-based design gallery Traffic organized a competition to design limited edition vinyl stickers under the theme ‘Reinvent our space, bring the middle east home’.
My submission, entitled If walls had ears… eyes & mouths, was selected by the jury to be among the 20 finalists of the competition.
Inspired by the famous, rather middle-eastern proverb if walls had ears I elaborated the concept with an analogy to the famous 3 wise monkeys’ saying: see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. The idea focuses on the fact that walls are better off not seeing, hearing or speaking about what happens in the room or anywhere else. Away from evil, away from gossips.
The maxim was presented in Arabic with a blocky, new and fresh type, creating an interresting pattern on your wall.
The icons were also designed accordingly.
These limitted edition vinyl stickers will be exhibited in Traffic Gallery, Dubai, from November 13th till December 5th of 2008. They will also be sold online, for this I will update soon with more detailed information.
Thanks to the jury members Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares, Rami Farook, Nadine Kanso, Nada Debs, Grace Yacoub, Pascale Balze & Nathalie Helmer, the Khatt foundation, Mosaiques communication and Traffic Design Gallery.