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maajoun for Masha3

On September 28, Beirut’s Saint Georges Bay hosted the launch celebration of Masha3 which is a people’s initiative to reclaim and create public spaces in Beirut. The launch party grouped supporters from across the arts; performers, musicians, DJs, illustrators and designers. maajoun was delighted to take part of this launch; we participated with a simple idea that was adapted to a poster and postcards, a 42″ animation and an interactive wall.

Strategically, the initiative chose to start campaigning around the backfilled Beiruti waterfront, notably the area in between the western port currently known as the Marina and the eastern port which is still under construction. Solidere Real Estate Development company aims to transform this area into a money-making business hub, while Masha3 argues that, by law, any backfilled area is and should remain public property. Continue reading…

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Kasheeda: Yara Khoury shares her 3-D type design experience

 

Type designer Yara Khoury shares her experience on designing the first 3-D typeface ‘Kasheeda’ through an inspiring interview hosted by the maajouns. In addition to her independent practice, Yara is design director in Mohtaraf Beirut Graphics and faculty member in Notre Dame University (NDU) in Lebanon.

01. Can you start by telling us how you got interested in type design in general?

It all started during my undergraduate studies in NDU. The design program in NDU is quite focused on typography, which is probably an influence taken on from Professor Peter Rea who had re-structured the whole program at the university a few years back on the model of the Bauhaus school. My MA study in Middlesex was also type-focused. But mostly I would say I got deeply involved in type through the practical work I do at Mohtaraf Beirut Graphics–a very calligraphy and type-oriented graphic design studio. The studio’s work has a long history or tradition in calligraphic practices that started off with calendars and then gradually progressed into type design. Continue reading…

maajoun in PKN Beirut 10

In March, the maajouns were invited to take a shot at the famous 20×20 format during the 10th edition of Pecha Kucha Night Beirut.

The event took place in Art Lounge and featured 12 speakers: Koulourz, Hibr, Nadine Feghaly, Noel Nasr and Mary-Angela Willis, Rana Abou Rjeily, maajoun, AsILE, Wissam Koteit, Hote Libanais, Nino Azzi, Laboratoire d’Art and Mashallah News. For those who have missed on the actual presentation, we prepared a small video of the slide show. Many thanks for Bilal Yamani who helped us record the sound in his home studio. Continue reading…



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