All in 1 Box Exhibition

"All in 1 Box" Exhibition is the result of a six-day collaboration workshop between 22 illustrators from Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Egypt and Jordan. we sat in the running horse gallery to experiment and explore different ways of illustration far from our safe zones.

the "All in 1 box" exhibition will run from 25 to 30 of January 2010 inThe Running Horse Contemporary Art Space in Beirut

and one BOX will travel to other venues: mainly in public libraries in Lebanon

Here is the schedule:

-Beirut, Bashoura Public Library

15. 2.10 until 27.2.10

- Baalbeck Public Library

15. 3.10 until 27.3.10

-Bikfaya Public Library

12.4.10 until 24.4.10

- Sour Public Library

17.5.10 until 29.5.10

-Tripoli- Mina Public Library

14.6.10 until 26.6.10

photos from the opening in the running horse gallery

"Abir wal Khanzir" or "Abir & the Pig"
"Abir wal Khanzir", my research project in this workshop, is a collaborative story based on one visual i did the first day. I hope it will be published one day :)

Helle Vibeke Jensen teaching Omar, Nour and me Japanese binding through an overwhelming ritual :)

the mapping of almost all projects.

an adaptation of the illustrated character "Abir" on my head . Nour Bishouti and I did this experiment and here is the video of Abir moving :)

tx to all the participants and the trainers for being crazy :)

حدا بيشبهني

في اشيا بتشبه بعضا
متل مغلّف النودلز ومغلّف الواقي الذكري
انا مين بيشبهني ؟

Vitrine - Poster

"Vitrine", a new play for Nehmeh Nehmeh with the amazing actresses Aida Sabra & Julia Kassar ! I had the chance to work on the poster with therefordesign studio.

first, we did the photo-shoot with Elias Moubarak. later, the portraits were edited on photoshop to give the mannequin look. the challenge was to keep the characteristics of the actresses. "Vitrine" in arabic was written using a typeface but modified to give a calligraphy feeling.

the following are the bald characters before adding the hair.

and here is the final poster :)

I did a tour today to take photos of the posters on Hamra walls. the following poster was modified by the parking guy i suppose; he turned Aida into a pirate !

the posters in different locations

I prepared some animations that will be projected during the play.

I m very excited to see the result of the combination between the animation, performance, lighting by Elias Maalouf and music by Cristelle Franca coz i love these guyz!

attending rehearsals was a great source of inspiration.

The play will start this friday 8 january @ 8:30 in al Madina theater. you can see it every thursday, friday, saturday and sunday.

Yalla, go check it and tell me your feedback !!!

Haltabees in Jordan :)

well, Nour Bishouty is fe3lann amazing :) she took photos for Haltabees in Jordan:
in Hakawati book Store & Children Museum wtab3ann Nour's car :>
tx for Sarah for reading the book, hope u like it.
kisses for Nour, Sarah & Jordan ! ( bel ezen men Jack ;p )