A History of Arab Graphic Design Webinar

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AUC professors Bahia Shehab and Haytham Nawar, authors of the recently published PROSE Award winning book A History of Arab Graphic discuss the economic, social, and political circumstances which led to the emergence of this field as a method of communication and an art form. Bahia Shehab is Professor of design and founder of the graphic design program at The American University in Cairo. As a multidisciplinary artist, designer and art historian, her work has been exhibited in museums, galleries and streets around the world, and is the founding director of Type Lab@AUC. She has received a number of international recognitions and awards. Her publications include You Can Crush the Flowers: A Visual Memoir of the Egyptian Revolution, At The Corner of a Dream, A Thousand Times NO. Haytham Nawar is Associate Professor of design and the Chair of the department of the arts at The American University in Cairo as well as a practicing artist, designer, and scholar in the fields of art and design. He is the founding director of Cairotronica, Cairo International Electronic and New Media Arts Festival, Egypt. His publications include Language of tomorrow: Towards a Multicultural Visual Communication System in a Post-Human Era.


Arab, Graphic, economic, social, political, circumstances, communication, art form, designer, visual communication system


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March 2021

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