Having opened on Nov. 15, the Hundred Best Arabic Posters 2016 series is now on show in Abu Dhabi’s Warehouse 421.
The brainchild of students and academics at the German University of Cairo, the Hundred Best Arabic Posters 2016 exhibition is a compilation of the best poster-based graphic designs in the Arab world. Although some posters are in languages other than Arabic and not all artists live in the region, by and large the exhibit is a presentation of innovative Arabic posters by Arab artists living in the Arab world.
After receiving over 1,200 submissions, the organizers of Hundred Best Arabic Posters 2016 selected the best 100. These posters touched on a variety of subjects, from Egyptian train derailments to Lebanese jazz festivals. By far the most submissions for the project came from Egypt, comprising 36 percent percent of all submissions; the UAE, for example contributed less than one percent of all submissions. 75 designers were exhibited across the show.
This is the second showing of the Hundred Best Arabic Posters 2016 this year. The exhibition was previously displayed in Amman in September as part of Amman Design Week.
The Hundred Best Arabic Posters 2016 exhibit can be explored alongside Warehouse 421’s Community & Critique exhibit from the third cohort of the Salama bint Hamdan Emerging Artists Fellowship program.