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Journal Safar #2: Animals by Dima Tannir, Charbel Haber et al

  • Title: Journal Safar #2: Animals
  • Artist: Dima Tannir, Charbel Haber, Johnny Farah, Alya Karame, Cynthia Merhej, Raafat Majzoub, Sara Sukhun, Hussein Nassereddine, Monira al Qadiri, Hisham Awad, Jonathan Blezard, Maya Moumne, Tanya Traboulsi, Sabah Jalloul, Sahar Khraibani, David Habchy, Hussein Nakhal
  • Designer: Studio Safar
  • Editor: Maya Moumne, Hatem Imam
  • Imprint: Studio Safar
  • Printer: 53 Dots, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Publication date and place: April 2016 / Beirut, Lebanon
  • Edition: 1000
  • Format, binding: Softcover / Saddle stitch
  • Size: 26.5cm x 19.5cm
  • Number of pages and images: 104 pages / 33 images
  • Type of printing and paper: Offset / Bulky (newsprint) 80g and Bond green 80g
  • Retail price: 20,000 LBP
Book description: Journal Safar, published, edited and designed by Studio Safar, is an eclectic collection of pieces on and around graphic design and visual culture, and in relation to other creative fields we are passionate about, such as food, film, art, comics and poetry. The idea came from a series of periodicals Egyptian designer and illustrator Mohieddine el Labbad published in the 80s called Nazar, Arabic for vision. El Labbad, dubbed the Egyptian Milton Glaser, created a series of observations and critiques on visual culture and graphic design in the Arab world- Debatably some of a few to ever exist outside academia at the time. Published once a year, Journal Safar is entirely bilingual and themed, the contributions are translated to either English or Arabic depending on the original language it is conceived in.
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