A nonlinear collection of posters and event branding visuals.
This showcase features collaborations at the level of event promotion and poster design. Through this collection of posters, I convey a maximalist aesthetic celebrating locality and cultural relevance in response to a design education in Lebanon and its colonial structural dismissal of Arab cultures in favor of Swiss/Eurocentric design.
Graphic design programmes in the Arab region emerged from Beirut, a city that embraces a cosmopolitan identity and European sensitivity on the surface but is still truly immersed in a complex system of overlapping – conflicting – cultures, religions and rituals. Beirut is mostly owned by a private company that altered the city’s cultural identity for the sake of modernity, a clear manifestation of its colonial history.
The featured works gravitate towards high vibrancy, experimental type treatments, illustration and mixed media techniques.