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“Greener” paper cup with no plastic cover!

I found this article on Fastcodesign.com about a new disposable paper cup without a plastic lid, which makes it a bit “greener”.

This cup is designed by Peter Herman, who partnered with Daren Bascome, of graphic-design firm Proverb, to form Compleat.

Source: Fastcodesign.com

Here’s more at:

http://www.fastcodesign.com/1665594/startup-radically-reinvents-the-disposable-coffee-cup-eliminating-plastic-lids

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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

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At the Edge of the City @ LAU Alumni Book Exhibition 2011

More than 30 exhibitors at LAU – Beirut Campus (in front of the Safadi Fine Arts Building)

on Tuesday, May 24 · 5:00pm – 8:00pm

I will be presenting At the Edge of the City as the designer.

Be there to check it out if you haven’t already, and check out a collection of other books at the event.

For the full list of exhibitors goto LAU Alumni Book Exhibition 2011 on facebook

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Design Graphic Design

Paul Rand :: The Politics of Design

I have encountered an interesting and inspirational article by Paul Rand.

Good to read for both, designers and clients…

It is no secret that the real world in which the designer functions is not the world of art, but the world of buying and selling. For sales, and not design are the raison d’etre of any business organization. Unlike the salesman, however, the designer’s overriding motivation is art: art in the service of business, art that enhances the quality of life and deepens appreciation of the familiar world.”… read more at:

Paul-Rand.com :: The Politics of Design.

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Design Design Process (new) Graphic Design My NEWS Technical

My steps in designing a photography book

Recently, I’ve been working on a new book layout. This one is mainly photographic.
I’d like to share some steps I took to simplify my design process.

Book Structure Process:
• Set the size of the book, and check it with the printing press
• Open InDesign file and set bleed & margins
• Make grid templates on master pages with guides
• Select fonts for titles and paragraphs and convert them to paragraph styles
• Open images in Adobe Bridge and check resolution
• Make an InDesign contact sheet
• Cut images from contact sheet and place them in the main InDesign file*
• Delete the black frame from images and arrange them on the pages
• Divide the no. of pages by no. of chapters = pages per chapter
• Fit image contents proportionally
• Redistribute spreads taking into consideration landscape/portrait
• After the structure is formed, work more the design

*instead of placing each image by itself and skipping any by mistake.

PS. If anyone thinks there is a better way in one or more of the steps, comments are welcome.

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Green Design

Paper formed from fibre for packaging

Formed from fibre..

FibreForm is a new biodegradable (and recyclable) paper from Swedish manufacturer Billerud.

What makes FiberForm exciting (besides the eco-aspect of it), is its flexibility, which makes it perfect for creating new and innovative packaging concepts.

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At The Edge Of The City / This Is Not A Gateway Poster

My design of the poster “At The Edge Of The City” for “This Is Not A Gateway” festival (3rd annual festival on cities)

This event is in London [Opening Thursday 21st October 2010]

designed by Danny Khoury ©2010

Fadi Shayya will present At the Edge of the City during TINAG’s 3rd Annual Festival, 22-24 October 2010, London, Hanbury Hall, 22 Hanbury Street, E1 6QR

For more info about the festival: http://www.thisisnotagateway.net/

At The Edge Of The City: http://attheedgeofthecity.wordpress.com/

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AT THE EDGE OF THE CITY

Out Now!

http://attheedgeofthecity.wordpress.com/

Overview

At the Edge of the City: Reinhabiting Public Space toward the Recovery of Beirut’s Horsh Al-Sanawbar

Edited by Fadi Shayya; Foreword by George Arbid

Copyeding & Proofreading by Sonya Knox; Layout & Design by Danny Khoury

A Discursive Formations book, first edition published in 2010 [ISBN 978-9953-0-1537-8]

Supported by Heinrich Böll Stiftung-Middle East OfficeDISCURSIVE FORMATIONS

About the book

Since the early 1990s, Beirut’s Park, Horsh Al-Sanawbar, was sealed off from the lives of many Beiruti residents and visitors, with numerous justifications for their exclusion. At the Edge of the City aspires to chart an alternative discourse from that which produces this exclusion. Through exploring issues of advocacy and politics, the book aims to provide a platform to contest the existing governance of Horsh Al-Sanawbar and to bring forward a well-informed public space public policy agenda.

At the Edge of the City presents multidisciplinary, textual and visual contributions that attempt to shape an understanding of continuously evolving meanings of public space in Beirut, opening up the discussion and raising questions, and challenging the status quo, as well as the social imagination, of public space itself.

ATEOTC WALLPAPER
Download the wallpaper from the book website