Lightning Talks: Call for Papers at ArabNet Beirut 2014

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If you’re a designer residing in Beirut or planning to come, this is an interesting opportunity. Prepare what you always wanted to present and get a chance to discuss it with an active community, have an opportunity to network, and enjoy 3 days (March 4 – 6) at the festival of digital creativity, business, development and entrepreneurship, ArabNet Beirut 2014!

More below from ArabNet website:

Lightning Talks are community curated, fast-paced 5-minute talks given by experienced developers or designers, about a specific case-study or experience that they’ve encountered throughout their career.

We’re looking for proposals on the subject of “Making Web and Mobile a Better Place for all of us!”; that includes developers, designers, users, analysts, researchers, and everyone ranging from novice to advanced levels.

All accepted lightning talk speakers will get a free attendance ticket to join the full ArabNet Beirut 2014 conference (Design+Code and Forum Days).

via ArabNet: ArabNet Beirut 2014 – Lightning Talks: Call for Papers.

How Beirut Tweeted Happy New Year!

As 2013 came by, it was interesting to see how people tweeted Happy New Year in Beirut.

My friend and I decided to do this small project, visualizing these tweets into an infographic with a limited time we had.

The data was compiled from Twitter by Mohammad Chehab, a digital consultant (www.chehabmhd.com)

Then after some brainstorming on the way we should visualize it, it was my turn to design it into an infographic.

We hope you like it. Please feel free to Share!

Data Source: Twitter.Compiled by Mohammed Chehab. Designed by Danny Khoury.

Data Source: Twitter.
Compiled by Mohammed Chehab.
Designed by Danny Khoury.

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Residential Building Brochure Design

Rosewood Gardens is a residential building in Beirut. The layout and graphic elements in the brochure are inspired by the lines of the building itself in an attempt to give a slightly unoriginal grid that complements the architectural design.

Brochure design © Danny Khoury 2011-2012

Designing on Benches in Hamra Street! UPDATE!

The two benches I have designed-on and executed in Hamra street:

One is at the corner near Jack & Jones (Modca corner) and the other is facing Fransabank on the right side of the street.

The first bench tries to capture the spirit of Hamra, the energy & hype, the lights, the crowd, the restaurants and pubs during the day and at night.

While the second bench is a typographical interpretation of a quotation from Steve Jobs.

The quote says:

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something” ~ Steve Jobs, Stanford Commencement Address, 2005

Once you read the quote and walk past it, you can look back at the bench and connect the black dots to read something else…

I knew I wanted to design the bench with a typographical approach using an inspirational quotation, but I couldn’t come up with anything yet that day. I woke up that morning with the sad news that Steve Jobs passed away, so it came to my mind to use one of his inspiring quotes. I thought it would also pay tribute to him that way too. It is a really interesting that even by passing away, he inspired me to do this design.

I hope you enjoy both benches.

To view the Interview on Helwé Beirut at LBCI, please check the link below:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151237016269758