Archive for the 'Design' Category

Yanone releases his first commercial font

Friday, April 21st, 2006

The multi-talented Yanone (code name: Jan Gerner), German designer/type designer/design student/DJ and ex-SYNTAX intern has just released his first commercial font production named Pochoir via

Pochoir is a sweet stencil antiqua typeface with round and thick serifs. It was inspired by Paris street art on a university trip, namely stencils of course. The art form […]

This.. is creativity: the sonic wire sculptor

Friday, April 21st, 2006

My friend Sabbagh just emailed me a link to the amazing sonic wire sculptor project. Talk about music, drawing, architectural space and technology coming together. Have a look and make sure you watch the video. This is what I call creativity.

Ahmad Font makes a cool ad appearance in the Gulf

Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

During my recent trips to Kuwait and Dubai I noticed that a prominent outdoor campaign for a financial/stock trading web site ( adopted my font ‘Ahmad’ for it’s headlines. The implementation in Dubai was particularly interesting: A super-sized mouse was physically stuck to the mupi unit (complete with mouse cord wrapped around the […]

Bethlehem: from Golden Threads to Cement Blocks

Sunday, April 9th, 2006

These are snapshots from the booklet Bethlehem: from Golden Threads to Cement Blocks recently designed by my partner at SYNTAX Salua Qidan for Mrs Widad Kawar, the renowned collector of Arab heritage. The booklet weaves together the threads of history, heritage and the current depressing reality in a compact package.

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Widad Kawar is internationally […]

Quick update on Amman Bus Map project

Monday, April 3rd, 2006

I’ve had an excellent response from many people regarding the Amman Bus Map project. Many have shown an interest to volunteer and other have offered information and advice.

I hope we can convene a kick of meeting for the project sometime next week.

My friend Qais in Dubai, who just came back from a tour of […]

Best tech news of the year: SketchUp acquired by Google

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

For me this is really big news. SketchUp is the best new piece of software I used in YEARS. I was introduced to it by my cousin Khader, who works as an architect in New York. He told me it is the best 3D ’sketching’ software out there and he was so right.
This news of […]

Announcing the ‘Amman Bus Map Design’ voluntary project

Monday, March 20th, 2006

First of all let me thank my fellow Jordanian blogger Nasim Tamimi for his unbelievably informative comment on my post about busses in Amman. Read Nasimjo’s comment here.

The bus ride, the comments I got and my experiences with using the Berlin public transport system has inspired me to announce the following voluntary project, sponsored by […]