Impressions from Sevilla I

Posted October 3, 2008 by maya zankoul
Categories: Illustration, Photography, Sevilla, sketches, Spain, Uncategorized, Visual Communication

Alamillo, Barqueta, Triana

Alamillo, Barqueta, Triana

After my return from a trip to Sevilla, Spain, I tried to graphically capture my memories and impressions from this magical region of the world. Read the rest of this post »

Vinyl stickers

Posted October 3, 2008 by wael
Categories: Amsterdam, Arabic Type, Design, Graphic design, Lebanon, sticker, Typography, vector, Visual Communication

Khtt foundation has recently launched a vinyl sticker competition with an Arabic twist theme into it. The following was my submission.

I always considered home as a place of self discovery and bringing back cherished thoughts to save them and preserve them infront of one’s presence…

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Lebanon, tarararam!

Posted June 13, 2008 by wael
Categories: Arabic Type, Graphic design, Illustration, Lebanon, sketches, Typography, vernacular design

This is my personal interpretation when it comes to the situation in Lebanon. Just as we hope it’s over, it always starts again.

“war is over”, “tarararam” (music of the Lebanese National Anthem)…

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Web Design vs. Type Setting

Posted April 10, 2008 by maya zankoul
Categories: Typography, Web Design


HTML code interpretation

Web design tends to be viewed as ‘the least challenging task’ for designers. Let alone when this website is required to be implemented in HTML. That’s what I thought too, until I was faced with a job that required mostly HTML website designs. Read the rest of this post »

ThePlace in the Arabesque Graphics Book!

Posted February 29, 2008 by wael
Categories: Arabic Type, Awards, Graphic design, Illustration, Lebanon, Typography, vernacular design

We are excited to tell that we are part of the new Arabesque Graphics book, to be in stores starting this April! The book is a compendium of contribution from various young or well known designers/studios such as Jonathan Barnbrook, Reza Abedini, Atrissi Design, Khatt Foundation, Mediamatic (Amsterdam), Mohtarafand us!


Here is a preview spread in which you can see a poster of the Modwi typeface (bottom left), designed by Kj.


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El Hema in NOUN magazine

Posted February 29, 2008 by wael
Categories: Amsterdam, Arabic Type, Branding, Design, El Hema, Graphic design, Identity, Lebanon

In its latest issue, Noun Magazine published an article about the El Hema exhibition that we were part of! Run to the shelves!

Or well, you can read it online HERE



the Play

Posted February 26, 2008 by kjapelian
Categories: Design, Experimentation, Graphic design, Illustration, Pentagram, Visual Communication, Visual Rhetoric, Wit

To look is to learn if you listen carefully | Per Arnoldi


Producing 10 visual interpretations from a given list of words and expressions focusing on the experimentation of producing ideas and concepts, was the aim of this project. Using the visual rhetorics (i.e. contrast, emphasis, repetition, drop-outs, simile, pun, hyperbole etc.) I was able to find a relation between word an image. I followed a certain style to unify the 10 visuals and grouped them in a small booklet entitled the Play.plays.jpg

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