Archive for the 'Design' Category

SYNTAX designs visual identity of the National Agenda

Sunday, January 29th, 2006

It’s a project we finished quite a while ago but were waiting for its public announcement. Now, we’re happy to announce that SYNTAX was responsible for the visual design and layout of all the National Agenda publications. Photographs used were done by Zohrab and Osman Akuz. A main element of the design was a Jordanian […]

Shopping is the new religion and malls are its cathedrals

Friday, January 13th, 2006

When you hear about a mall that it probably 1.5 kilometers in length, that’s divided into zones that are themed as China, Egypt, India, Persia and so on, you might smile, cringe or do both. But after visiting the Ibn Battuta mall today convinced me I was doing neither. When one enters the Persia hall, […]

Amazing Swiss money

Sunday, January 8th, 2006

It’s not just secret bank accounts. If there’s a nation who cares about the design of its money, it’s Switzerland! I was just blown away by the results of the competition to design the new Swiss bank notes. Make sure you see the 3 winners.

[Via Slanted TypoBlog]

Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum shows Israeli design

Thursday, December 29th, 2005

Haaretz - Israel News - Forget elegance, expect bluntness
A Tiffany lamp made from milk bottles created by Gad Charny; a red table by Sharon Shechter whose peeling Formica serves as a paper holder; a chair made from colored drinking straws by Tal Gur; porcelain and plastic platters by Alon Meron. All these are among […]

Play.jo launched!

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

A shout out to Jordanian radio fans everywhere (I know many of you visit this site!). SYNTAX has just completed the web site of Play 99.6, Jordan’s No.1 Hit Music Station :) [Visit the site]

Sahel Hiyari and Alvaro Siza: A short video

Saturday, December 17th, 2005

I’ve known about Sahel’s work with Siza in the context of the ‘Rolex Mentor and Protege Arts Initiative’ from a couple of years ago, but was nonetheless happy to come across the short video about it today..

A year of mentorship: View the video

Can you say: ‘toot’?

Wednesday, December 14th, 2005

It’s a bit of an open secret by now: over the past few months I’ve been working with a great bunch of people on a new site: toot. We’re not finished yet. And even when we launch soon, it will be ‘not even in ALPHA’. More details soon.. :)