Beirut! 3alal Yameen.

“Beirut! 3alal Yameen” (Beirut! Stop on the right) is a self-initiated poster on representing Beirut in few items and words. The poster will be exhibited in the Icograda World Design Congress 2009 in Bejing.

It is hard to see the details and the over feel of the poster with low resolution and on screen. The poster is 84 cm wide and 42 cm high. Below are some close-ups that will give you a closer look:

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Items composing the main visual are:
One of the statues of the Martyr Square; rooftops of Beirut with the antennas, satellite-dishes and the water containers; cigarette; garbage bins; beer bottle; spray can; ak47 and an old ruined wheel.

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On the left side there is an image of a Lebanese army checkpoint.

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I wrote a small text under the checkpoint image in the Lebanese slang language. It is a brief description about how I see Beirut. The text is as follows:

بيروت على اليمين.
بيروت شرب وعربدة بعد ليلة قصف ورصاص.
بيروت سلاح علی الطرقات وشباب عم بيرسموا علی الحطان أفكارن وأوجاعن.
بيروت تسكير طرقات وتوليع دواليب.
ببيروت بتوقف علی اليمين عند حاجز جيش.
بيروت رقص وسكر، أكل وإكل وشرب، ومسارح ومعارض.
بيروت بلامخ،
بيروت نضافة مطرح، وزبالة مطرح تاني.
بيروت حجر وبطون وبس كم شجرة هون أم هون.
بيروت دخان وأهلا مشحرة دخان.
ما بتعرف حقوق الإنسان، ولا حدا سائل ليش.
وبقولوا أنو بيروت سة الدنيا.
ما بعرف كيف.
أل شو أل، بيروت قطعة سما.
إي بكفي بأى.

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And in case you did not notice the Arabic letter “Beh” that all the visual is built on, here it is alone. Of course, “Beh” for Beirut.

The fonts used in the poster are “Nadeem” for the display words, and Massira Spray for the text.

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