A title sequence I did for a forthcoming documentary by Soheir Abaza
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
O.S.O, a luxury furniture store I did interior graphics for here in Cairo, is opening a branch in Abu Dhabi for which I had to expand on the graphics I did for the original Cairo store. Basically, I had to create some more graphics for the store's various glass panels within the same spirit and visual identity of the original store.
I just realized I never put up all the paintings from my last exhibition on the blog yet, so here they are, as photographed by Tarek Hefny on the go.
Although Tarek's pictures are great, even with shooting them on the go, its definitely better than anything I could've done, but I feel a lot of the detail in the paintings just aren't captured in these photos. I think I'd like to have another go at a proper shoot.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
I have a few hundred black wood-free Ganzeer pencils lying around. Staring at them one random afternoon, I decided to make this, and go through the failed attempt of using them to build 3-dimensional letterforms as can be seen below.
I've got a couple of newish press bits:
1- An Arabic-language interview conducted by Shaymaa Reda El Gammal for Ein newspaper's art page which you can read by clicking here.
2- A feature by, funnily enough, my lovely girlfriend Aleksandra Sekinger for Cairo360.com, which is, no bullshit, one of the best-written Ganzeer pieces I've ever read, which I know sounds as seemingly biased as Aleksandra's ganzeer-loving, which she will swear to you is not biased at all, the same way I will swear my admiration of her writing magic is not in anyway biased. Read the feature by clicking here.
To give you an idea of what you're in for, here's an excerpt:
"Ganzeer is an ambitious self-taught artist and a Cairo native who believes that sneakers, comic books and bikes can save the world. Many things excite this man, including creating new typefaces, analysing fonts, innovating industrial design, superheroes and peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches. This playful character with an undertone of serious ambition is very much reflected in the kind of work that Ganzeer chooses and executes."