Books

Illustrations + feature in ArabAd

I was fortunate to meet Ghada Azzi, managing editor of ArabAd magazine at the book signing. We have since worked on illustrations for the ‘Advertising in Lebanon’ special report of October issue, along an extremely kind feature that Ghada wrote. Thank you so much Ghada for your invaluable support! I won’t keep you waiting too long, you’ll find below the illustrations for the special report along with the article and illustrated Q&A’s (you should get the magazine now for the extremely interesting content and report about Leb ad industry!). Have a wonderful day! 🙂

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Illustrated Q&A’S

• What do you hope to achieve through design?

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• What prompted you to publish the book?

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• How do you perceive the lack of opportunities in the design field in Lebanon?

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• Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?

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And finally, the article! 🙂 (Click to enlarge)

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Comics on Ceramics!

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Et voilà, that’s the big secret behind my more-than-usual absence! I missed you so much, glad to be back posting and updating you! So the idea is that a book signing is planned on October 28th, 2009 at Ceramic Lounge, Saïfi Village, starting 6 PM. You will also be able to paint your stress away with the special edition comics I’ve illustrated exclusively for Ceramic Lounge, that you can trace on ceramic items. You can also get mugs that I painted for you… Click here for the Facebook event page.

Here is the flier promoting the event. Hope to see you all there!! 🙂 Have a beautiful day

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Meeting with French press

As you should all proudly know, Beirut is currently hosting the VIèmes Jeux de la Francophonie. The event has put our country into focus, especially by the french reporters and press who are getting to know and show how Leb really is.

This week, Laurence Le Saux, french journalist, got in touch with me for an interview about the book, that she saw at Virgin.

We met at Torino Café in Gemmayzé, where I also got to meet Emilie Mazoyer, who interviewed me for the french radio le mouv”. (Charbel from Scrambled Eggs was also there being interviewed). You can listen to the interview .

I”m also posting you the interview right below (Thank you so much Patrick Semaan for helping me with this!)

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As for Laurence”s interview for Télérama.fr, you can see it here.

What can I say… Vive la France! Sorry for not posting as usual in the last days, I am so overloaded with work, but hopefully things will get back on track after the weekend! On Sunday, I will be attending the #tripolitweetup, so if any of you are in the Tripoli area, it would be a great chance to get to meet you! Have a great week-end!!

Amalgam in TimeOut Beirut!

As Mustapha kindly announced it on Twitter, Amalgam is featured in October 2009’s issue of TimeOut Beirut magazine! And because I love you all so much, I scanned it for you to check it out. I recommend you to run get the issue because it’s full of so much more interesting things (where to eat, what’s the latest music, latest art events, cultural events, etc.)

On the cover!! 

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On the 1st page!

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The way too nice article! (Thank you so much Natasha!) Click to enlarge

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Book finally available online!

And here”s the moment I”ve been waiting to announce you for a while now:

The book is finally available online on adabwafan.com for people living outside Lebanon to be able to get it!! 

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Interview with Future TV

I got interviewed by Future TV about the book release in their morning show عالم الصباح on Thursday 17/09/2009. Here is the interview:

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Hello my darlings, no time for a post today, only some quick updates!

As a result of tuesday’s meeting, we (Blogging Beirut, Beirut NTSC, Chroniques Beyrouthines, Jad Bitar & I) met for a radio show for Atelier des medias with Philippe Couve that you can happily listen to on Saturday morning on Radio Liban 96.2 and of which you can get a sneak preview on Blogging Beirut. I don’t know the exact timing yet but will let you know as soon as I do… [Updated] You can listen to it here.

In other news, 😛 I will be in a live (oh no!) interview onFuture TV’s morning show today thursday at 10:30 am (if everything goes fine) to talk about the book & blog.

Other than that, preparing for the signings and events to come in October, which is not a very easy job… With this, I wish you all a lovely day! 🙂

It's time for… a REPRINT!

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Yes ladies and gentlemen! I’m out books… They’re all either sold, or in bookstores. Since I am planning 2 future book signings, I will reprint! 🙂 Decision was taken after many hours of thorough reflection 😛

Book signings planned for October:

*28/10/2009: Ceramic Lounge, Saïfi Village: (this is the top secret project that is going to keep me busy and therefore a little bit slower in posting) Ceramic Lounge will be launching a special edition of stencils of my drawings for people to be able to paint them on ceramics! (plates, mugs, tiles … you name it!) The launching will also be accompanied by a presentation and a book signing session. More details soon!!

* Youth Culture Center, Zouk Mikael: (Date TBD [=To Be Defined 😛 ] As the Library of Zouk Mikael is being restored and refurnished with many books, we will organize in collaboration a book signing there! I am very proud that Zouk Mikael has now a public library! You can submit your books there as well. Click here for more information.

While I’m at it, I will also be presenting the blog and book at Pecha Kucha Night Beirut #6 along with 13 artists who will be talking about their work. Click here for more details.

With this, I wish you a lovely weekend! I’ve got lots of preparations during this month, wish me luck! 😉