Archive for July, 2006

Faces Against War: pick up your camera now

Sunday, July 30th, 2006

Pick up you camera and join this global protest against the wars of the Middle East. See/Join the Flickr group now. If you don’t want to use Flickr, just post you picture on your site or blog. Read more about it here. (in memory of the mothers and children of Qana | 1996, 2006)

Jordan’s alarming lack of ‘quality work’!

Sunday, July 30th, 2006

I have come to a conclusion, which I have voiced repeatedly to friends over the past few months. In Jordan, we can’t even get ‘wijeh el sa77ara’ right anymore! (‘Wijeh el sa77ar’ mean the ‘face of the fruit basket’ in Arabic, which refers to the the practice of putting a layer of nice looking fruit [...]

Toot for Gaza and Beirut

Saturday, July 29th, 2006

I did not post about this earlier, and many readers have probably heard about toot’s newest multi-author blog: Toot for Gaza and Beirut. The blog is becoming quite busy, with a number of people signing on to become authors and a good number of comments. There are feeds from various Arab and International news sources [...]

Do Israelis watch Aljazeera? If not, they should!

Thursday, July 27th, 2006

Tonight there was yet another real-life horror filled news bulletin on Aljazeera. Twenty three Palestinian were killed in Gaza in 15 hours Wednesday. Israel claims it was hitting militants. Indeed I saw a hurt Palestinian fighter among the casualties shown. But again.. Palestinian children. Dead, or bleeding. Or laying on the ground in a state [...]

Branding Israel: Building walls, destroying bridges..

Sunday, July 23rd, 2006

Add to that: killing the innocent, maiming the children. Or maybe Israel’s brand tagline should be: “Experts in Collective Punishment”. This post is a message across the border, to Israelis: Congratulations. You have just succeeded at making yet another generation of Arabs hate you. Horrible images are circulating among Arab web users these days, as [...]

A bunch of typography links

Saturday, July 22nd, 2006

I received this bunch of links from my colleague Hussein the other day. So I am simply pasting them as is.. http://www.dstype.com/dst5.htm http://www.alessio.de/ http://www.andreubalius.com/ http://www.paratype.com/ http://www.emigre.com/ http://www.eurotypo.com/ http://www.fontlab.com/index.php http://www.fontlab.com/index.php http://www.stbride.org/ http://www.lionbee.de/ http://www.t26.com/fonts.php http://www.typocircle.co.uk/ http://www.tdc.org/ http://www.typebase.com/ http://www.andreubalius.com/typerepublic/centralB.html http://www.typographer.org/ http://www.rdg.ac.uk/AcaDepts/lt/

Are your home videos ready for the prime time?

Wednesday, July 19th, 2006

MEDIA | With Al Arabiya news channel asking its viewers to submit their own video clips, the age of user generated video has dawned in Arabia too, Ahmad Humeid reports. When the London Underground was bombed a year ago, the first images and video coming out of the tunnels originated from the videophones of people [...]