My passion project 'Khmsah' won Graphis Gold Award. The entry was selected among thousands of entries from around the world and will be featured in Graphis Logo Design 9 book.
This year, Graphis awarded over 400 winners. Platinum and Gold Award Winners each receive full-page presentations of their work, Silver winners are also presented, and Merits are listed. Also presented are the evolutions of the Apple and Mercedes-Benz logos, along with the work of legendary Logo Designer, Paul Rand.
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.
Hundred Best Arabic Posters celebrates the diversity of visual cultures by collecting and choosing the best posters from across the Arab world, spreading knowledge about Graphic Design in the region through exhibitions and specialized talks and workshops.
The best hundred posters are selected to be exhibited and published thanks to the professional judgement of an esteemed jury. The winning posters are rewarded with a traveling exhibition that stops in several countries within the Arab world. The first stop was in Amman, where the Hundred Best Arabic Posters were exhibited to the public as part of Amman Design Week activities that took place September, 2016. The second stop will be at Warehouse421 in Abu Dhabi.