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Amman the FFilm: a font, a city, and a piece of my life..

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

From a message I sent Yanone, the designer of the FF Amman typeface after watching a preview of this film he created. “Ok.. I just watched the entire film. On my iPad.. The film had a strange effect on me. Somehow it encapsulated my career and life for the last 10 years. It’s not just [...]

Wamda: it started with a spark, now in beta!

Monday, September 27th, 2010

For the past seven months, our company duo, SYNTAX and Spring has been working on their most revolutionary web project to date. What was just a sketchy idea by early 2010, has become a groundbreaking, living, breathing web venture:, a hub that, for the first time, creates a focal point for the Middle East’s [...]

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

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

<img src=”” height=”623″ width=”450″ border=”0″ hspace=”0″ vspace=”0″ alt=”The new typface of Amman” title=”The new typface of Amman” /> 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 [...]

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: [...]

Teacher, artist and, yes, the Sheikh of Amman!

Friday, April 9th, 2010

When the self proclaimed “Sheikh of Amman” comes walking through the door at the SYNTAX offices, its not an ordinary day, especially when he comes unannounced. It’s now over 21 years that I’ve met Ali Maher for the first time, on my first day of being an Architecture student at the University in Jordan, sometime [...]

On physical junk, mental junk and the joys spring cleaning

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

We’re SYNTAX. And we create junk. Celebrating 12 years of junk production. And 10 years of accumulating it in one office. We’re spring cleaning. Read more in the SYNTAX:CONTEXT blog.

Counterparts – Ammani House 28 in transition

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

Photo: Dina Haddadin House 28 on the corner of Rainbow Street is in a state of flux. The old landlady and her old, bed-ridden husband have passed away. It seems like yesterday she was showing Ahmad Sabbagh and me through the apartment under the main house. That apartment became what I called the “SYNTAX house”. [...]