Category: Visuals

Green the Grey in Sassine Square

Green The Grey In Sassine Square

On Saturday, June 4, 2011, which coincides with the World Environment Day weekend, Beirut Green Project held a public intervention called Green the Grey in Sassine Square, Achrafieh. The objective...

Handala graffiti in Hamra

Handala Takes A Stand In Hamra

From approximately 1975 through 1987, Naji Al-Ali created cartoons that depict the complexities of the plight of Palestinian refugees, with Handala, the refugee child, as their centerpiece. “The child Handala is...

Scrabble: Objectives of name-calling as a logical fallacy

Objectives Of Name-Calling

In our discourse, we have a tendency to use the argumentative fallacy “ad hominem” (Latin: “to the man”). It is a false, incorrect way of arguing with which we try to undermine...

Scrabble: Themes used to promote tobacco to women

Themes Used To Market Tobacco To Women

Since the 1920s when American women first began to be targeted by the tobacco industry, various images and themes have been used to encourage women to smoke, by promoting smoking’s...

Egypt Will Rise: Supporting the Egyptian Revolution

Egypt Will Rise

Using photos taken by Reuters photojournalists Amr Abdallah Dalsh and Goran Tomasevic, activist and artist Nick Bygon developed this illustration in support of the Egyptian people’s revolt against President Hosni...

Breakdown: US Aid To Egypt

In the aftermath of Egypt’s crackdown on protesters since the revolution began on January 25, 2011, Washington has announced it is reviewing its aid package to the country. Egypt receives...

Carlos Latuff Draws Revolts

I’ve always been a fan of cartoonist Carlos Latuff. The ongoing revolts in Tunisia, and the recent uprising in Egypt, as well as Al Jazeera’s release of The Palestine Papers, the largest-ever...

Buy Nothing Day

Stay Calm, Don’t Shop

November 27 is Buy Nothing Day against consumerist capitalism. I made these illustrations and will be thinking twice before I take out one Lira from my purse. There are several...

Body Line: Do Not Cross

My Body: A Line Not To Cross

November 9, 2010 marks the annual international “One Day, One Struggle” campaign, a unique effort to underscore the joint struggle against the violation of sexual and bodily rights in Muslim...

Nameless Faces

I’ve been thinking about creating an illustrated character and maybe adding a cartoon strip to my blog, as a means of expression through illustration. I thought it would be a...