By Admin I : Having a walk in the beautiful streets of Hamra during this sunny day of March, makes you feel the positive vibes of the city’s energy, despite the fact that you’ll curse endlessly due to the traffic and the overflow of people and their annoying derivatives/kids. (Such a lovable intro isn’t it?!)
So back to our “brofessional” mission of reviewing Lebanese poster design, and this time we can truly see good design work getting spread throughout the city.
Starting with one of my favorites, a retro pop poster for a show at “Metro el Madina” inspired by the old movie ads with a fluorescent solid pink invading the background. The unusual format and the retro feel totally made this poster a winner.
“Ghathayan” is another favorite, with a very straight forward message and an unusual associated photo along with traditional arabic type treatment, far from the GE typefaces flooding the market (Don’t get me wrong, I love GE typefaces, easily pukable over any layout!!) . AUB outdoors auditions is not by any chance less interesting than all AUB-Architecture and Design department posters, with a striking colorful presence and a fun layout reflecting the event’s main purpose.
Another poster to note, is the Lebanese-Norwegian cultural week with its unconventional design treatment, a rough brush effect, with a watercolor feel illustrating a cultural fusion between the two ends of the subject matter.
Our mission this time ended positively with a quite good range of poster designs, dominated by high intensity colors and very systematic grids with a lack of experimentation. A step further in the visual scene in Lebanon, hoping for more innovation and an even busier cultural pattern!
So let’s see, what do you think of the rest of the featured posters?