Thursday, March 31, 2016

Rob Zbeeb takes us to the movies!

Cinema Chehrazade - Rob Zbeeb
Cinema Cristal - Rob Zbeeb
Cinema Dounia - Rob Zbeeb
Cinema Odeo - Rob Zbeeb
Mea Culpa! Rob Zbeeb was not on my radar until Old Beirut Lebanon showcased some of his gems. What is beautiful about these illustrations of old cinemas which no longer exist is that - at the time - the only way to display huge movie posters was simply to illustrate them! So this is the illustration of an illustration playing tricks on memory. As someone enamored with representations of the past, and considering that many people do not understand that memory plays tricks on us, it is a pleasure for me to share these works.