Archive for the 'Design' Category

Rescue downtown Amman from the “Bab Al-7ara” attack!

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

King Faisal Square in 1958. From Getty Images: Does the Amman Municipality and do Ammanis want that Amman’s downtown is turned into a a cheap-looking touristic area? Because that’s EXACTLY what is happening at an alarming speed. I had breakfast at Hashem, the famous Hummous and Fuul restaurant yesterday and then went for a [...]

This Tuesday: Come to Al-Balad Theater and meet the new (type)face of Amman

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

SYNTAX and Al-Balad Theater present: “The New (Type)face of Amman” German type-design rising star Yanone will be telling the story of his Amman typeface, created for the Amman Municipality’s “Amman Brand” project in collaboration with SYNTAX. The result of this project is now “FF Amman”, a professional typeface marketed worldwide by FontShop, as one of [...]

Wamda, a hub for the region’s entrepreneurs and change-makers will go into private-beta soon

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Nothing like being able to start showing people what I’ve been immersed in the past few months! It’s been a crazy journey for the team at SYNTAX and Spring and it will only get crazier. What was a sketchy idea a few months ago has turned into a full fledged project with a powerful vision: [...]

Nokia N900: A monster. A good monster.

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Every object, every product, says something about the people behind it. In the old, pre-industrial days you would meet your carpenter, your blacksmith and your potter. People behind life’s object where more visible. Today, we don’t see the people behind the objects that define our lives. The creation of these objects requires the cooperation of [...]

Is this the future of magazines (on the Apple tablet)?

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Experience Amman and its story: the most comprehensive city history site ever

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

It’s been a long time in the making, but now its here. Never before has Amman’s story been presented to its citizens and guest so vividly and comprehensively. It’s still a work in progress that Ammanis and their guest will complete in the coming months and years. I am talking about the Amman Centennial website, [...]

“Migrating to the Mac feels like immigrating to a first world nation”

Monday, September 14th, 2009

A Facebook update by my friend Bilal Hijjawi inspired this “360east imitation” Click to enlarge a little bit