Saturday, 28 July 2007
Rationale: The idea was to convey the huge workload in the agency - hence the need for more people.
Does the ad really works out in the competitive graphic design industry? Does it really need a copywriter for it? Or this simple ad really will get some replies to it?
Friday, 27 July 2007
After the war last summer between Lebanon and Israel. Israel had left a massive destruction on the Lebanese lands. Lebanon is a wonderful country that many tourists goes to there for their famous landscapes and their wonderful hospitality.
In the Arab countries they are raising money to rebuild what the massacre left after the war. The second image is the real Lebanon flag. While Saatchi & Saatchi in Dubai had created a growing green cider tree to rebuild, restore and revive. The branding is for an organisation called Re-Lebanon.org
Monday, 23 July 2007
As a decoration and art form Arabic calligraphy has evolved during the last millennium, continuing to flourish in the modern Arabic speaking world. Using traditional skills, bamboo pens and special inks, skilled Arabic calligraphers and designers still play an important role in communications, design and art on an international scale. Time honoured calligraphic styles like Ruq'a, Naskhi, Ta'liq, Diwani, Thuluth and Kufic remain core, but Arabic calligraphers today are reaching new heights of excellence.
The first design is a sentence, all combined in one design. The most thing I like is how the words had fitted together to show quite a strong image that says "Arabic Calligraphy Throughout the Ages."
The second image is quite ineligible to read the whole. I could read few words but can't really know what it really shows. Maybe, its not supposed to show the words...its only showing the beauty of the calligraphy with a shocking colorful background. The third image is written "Mulkat Allah" as God's owns. The blue shading is the thing that attracted me, the use of one color fading to show the words.
Was always keen on the Arabic typography but never know how to present it in the West. Arabic isn't an international language as English, it is much complicated and one of the hardest languages to learn.
Saturday, 21 July 2007
So what we have here? A bunny. Not from balloons as we are used to see from the clowns (scary species) in our 7th birthday party making a dog or bunny or even a gun by the balloons. Oh no, this by Durex is from Condoms. See how strong the condoms are, they can be shaped by a bunny with a huge reaction.
Something you don't see everyday. Any volunteers to try to do a flower by Durex condoms? Don't forget to blow it.
When I got cross this ad, I understand it immediately. But some people who wrote their comments didn't. For us to be in this design industry we will come across people that we have to show them and point out for them what an ad or a design article means.
In this ad that came from AD Plus in Syria, shows that "Real creativity begins amidst other great ideas." You stop here and think about one simple design brief was given to us to work on by the university. How many ideas that came to our minds, how many times have we changed the poster; logo; typeface or even the color as simple as that.
People on other fields do not really understand, that every time we change the background color from Black to White it gives another statement and in a second another idea pops into our minds. So all that light bulbs in one huge bulb and only few that shines for the designer creativity.
Friday, 20 July 2007
Thursday, 19 July 2007
Costumers bought things they don't need to impress they people they don't like.
Shopping is a pleasure in a tax free country.
Wednesday, 18 July 2007
Another campaign by Al Marai fresh juice in Kuwait.
It says it came to the country with stories to be told. In Arab countries you can find orange and pears; so orange as an Arabian belly dancer; pear came from Egypt as a Pharaoh and last which I got confused about it because its not related to Arab countries world. But then I got the point why the Mango is a Maharajah; it came from India. Silly me not to notice that the best mangos from India!
Tuesday, 17 July 2007
Monday, 9 July 2007
Our audience received a cylindrical package from Sawi Cultural Wheel which reads "Be part of our Anti-Smoking Campaign"
Inside the package is a ...
The lungs get dirty.
Sunday, 8 July 2007
Saturday, 7 July 2007
The ad features Playboy bunny logo, in the word "NO" in Arabic.
Tuesday, 3 July 2007
When Gingy (The Gingerbread man) get questioned by Hook in Shrek 3 the movie, his amazing act is so wonderful. When he sees his whole life trail flashes in front of his eyes because of the fear of death from Prince Charming and Captain Hook.
The fictional story board of the movie is absolutely excellent. That you got to love it; especially Gingy when he sings. DreamWorks had really pushed their imagination to the Far Far Away land.
Its a very old rug, that my grandmother - bless her - used to have it in her kitchen, not caring for its value. The colors had faded by the years, I quite don't understand why my parents still keep it in the house. Till someone offered few grants for it, yes for this unworthily piece of rug its value is so high in the market.
Why?! I was so confused when my father got that offer and some family members wants to get it. Like, what with this carpet!! There is other beautiful Persian carpets in the house, old and new all hand made; of course they cost quite a lot. Especially the silk ones. But this, come on!
So, my mission today is to give it a close look that I never paid any attention for it. First view, a boarder that structure it and some stuff in the middle. I saw some birds, houses, tree branches and my favourite the camels.
Persian carpets is an essential part of Persian art and culture. Carpet-weaving is undoubtedly one of the most distinguished manifestations of Persian culture and art, and dates back to the Ancient Persia (c.3,500 BC).
Pop into my mind, Design theory classes -they do have a meaning now- design, motifs and patterns. The repeated boarder with different colors to enrich the design, the symmetrical items balancing the design layout for the carpet. If I was bored enough, I would try the golden section. But maybe later I will be laying on the floor with the tools. I'm positive sure, it has the golden ratio.
For now, let's wish the time I will inherit this carpet it should be worth more. Fingers crossed!!!
Sunday, 1 July 2007
Amwaj Islands is a development built on a vision of returning waterside living to the people of Bahrain. Amwaj Islands combines residential, commercial and retail space in a 4sq/km community situated off the coast of Bahrain near Muharraq and just 15 minutes from the capital, Manama.
Amwaj means "Waves" in Arabic. The logo for this particular artificial islands is smooth as the sea waves that Bahrain shores are known by. I've heard from some buyers from this particular artificial island that the logo had inspired them to have a look in what this island before it gets build to offer.
So, I believe in good design that can attract locals and foreigners to buy villas in this neighbourhood. The website design had attracted more people around the world to invest, buy some shares in this project.
The website is: http://www.ossisonline.com