In Tribute To Amin Maalouf

Project: Poster Design

Concept: In tribute to Amin Maalouf

Year: AG-2.1

Grade: A

Amin Maalouf is a Franco-Lebanese novelist who officially joined the French Academy (Academie Francaise) on June 14th, 2012. The Lebanese Born French citizen is well known for his work, such as “Leo Africanus” and “The Rock of Tanios”; and he received many international prizes. The French Academy includes 40 members of the most famous authors, called immortels (immortals), so our professors decided to dedicate this project to honor Amin Maalouf, by designing a poster that reflects the main elements that lead Amin Maalouf to join the French Academy.

Amin Maalouf poster to enter the French Academy

Amin Maalouf poster | By: Alaa Chehayeb

I designed this poster showing a portrait of Amin Maalouf, mixed with his book cover “In the name of identity” using triangles. Why triangles? Because his character is built on axes of 3 elements (his 3 villages [El Mashra’, A’yn el Qabou, Kfaryabda], the 3 countries his origins and life belong to [Turkey, Lebanon, France] and the 3 languages he speaks and writes [Arabic, French, English]), and I added 3 sentences he wrote about identity, each one in a different language.

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Poster Design – Mashrou3 Leila

Project: Poster and Tickets design for one of the Lebanese festival’s concerts

Concept: Mashrou3 Leila at Baalbeck Festival (Architects & Musicians)

Year: AG-1.2

Grade: A


As many of you already knew it, after getting my Interior Architecture masters grade i started my graphic design studies at Lebanese University. our last project for this semester was to choose a concert from any festival in Lebanon and design a promotional poster and ticket. Because i am a fan of Mashrou3 Leila, i directly picked their concert at Baalbeck International Festival to be my subject.

Based on a Mashrou3 Leila quote that i like a lot: “We are Architects by day and Musicians by night” i built my concept, using their logo created with squares based on grid and units i created a projection of their name in Arabic to be an equalizer, separating them with a red rectangle and linked by 2 dots of the letter “ي”. on the side of Mashrou3 Leila i added an image of the band with an effect of pixels (to get back to the square based work) and made it vintage with light colors (Day). On the side of the equalizer i used the same texture but in dark colors (Night). and finally i added the Map Grid that Mashrou3 Leila use in their CD covers and posters.

The tickets design came immediately after finalizing the poster design.

Mashrou3 Leila poster Design


Mashrou3 Leila ticket Design

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