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Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Which is not accurate because in fact the Bahraini street itself is made up by a mixture of opinions and arts. Set up My libraries How do I set up “My libraries”? The second chapter moves on to more resistance oriented forms of graffiti in the Palestinian territories. Book ratings by Goodreads.

Arabic Graffiti by Pascal Zoghbi. Product details Format Hardback pages Dimensions Karl uses the example of Japanese graffiti culture to describe the transformation that inevitably comes when graf writers realize that their art must speak to their own population, and not to the prying eyes of the West.

The project offers many different, diverging and at times contradicting ideas and approaches to treating this sensitive tradition with contemporary vision.

Zoghbi, Karl and the other writers address the political nature of graffiti, especially in the sections on Palestinian, Bahraini and Lebanese graffiti. Even while residing in Berlin, Don Karl found himself in the middle of these currents. Mahmoud Bassam rated it it was amazing Oct 19, It aarabic artists, graffiti writers and typographers from the Middle East and around the world who merge Arabic script and calligraphy styles with the art of graffiti writing, street art and urban culture.


Without regional borders or constraints, ‘Arabic Graffiti’ references the use of Arabic script in urban context. Zoghbi is a graphic designer and typographer based in Beirut, Lebanon. Nio Anderson rated it it was amazing Jan 10, However, while grafitti is innately connected to politics and expression, some contributing writers spend too much space ranting on the political situation as zoghb perceive it singling out William Perry in particular to the point where the essay becomes a political screed with nary a mention of the art at all for long stretches.

Rabih rated it it was amazing Jan 08, William Parry, a London-based freelance journalist and photographer for The Guardian that published the pzscal Against the Wall: It showcases artists, graffiti writers and typographers from the Middle East and around the world who merge Arabic script and calligraphy styles with the art of graffiti writing, street paxcal and urban culture.

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Want to Read saving…. Vanesa rated it really liked it Oct 09, Zoghbi and Karl point to the use of classic symbolism — the Al Alqsa Mosque in Jerusalem oascal the Al Kaaba in Mecca — as the earliest forms of street throw-ups. Both manage to convey intent and thoughtfulness but deal solely with Lebanese street art. At first I thought that Arabic Graffiti was given the wrong title—believing its main subject was typography—since the book starts with the centuries-old history of the Arabic written language and ends with contemporary and creative uses of pwscal in Arabic and Farsi.


The zoghbbi of course moves on to other places in the Arab world like Lebanon. In this book, he has compiled beautiful images from across the globe and essays from calligraphers, graffiti artists, designers, photographers and even an anthropologist.

Arabic Graffiti

This site uses cookies. Shelley Whiting rated it liked it Apr 16, The idea of finding a font to suit the possibilities of Arabic graffiti are aptly suggested with chapters about amazing artists working outside of the Arab world. You also may like to try some of these bookshopswhich may pasca, may not sell this item.

The introductions to the alphabet and script were very helpful in prepping the reader for the rest of the book. You are commenting using your Facebook account. To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes. Of course this chapter moves effortlessly into forms of street art as resistance and the influence played by outsiders, like Swoon, Banksy, Askar, Blu, and literally dozens of other artists who all had their hands in marking up The Wall that weaves in and out of some kilometers of Palestinian territory.

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