Saturday, May 27, 2017

Ramadan Kareem 2017

Artwork by Tarek Chemaly
Ramadan kareem in retro, kitsch, vintage Arabic typography. The bomb in the design refers to the fact that in olden days for the fast to break there was a cannon that would shoot in Beirut Lebanon the sound of which would alert everyone that dusk has come. Till now the Lebanese official radio still uses the cannon sound to usher the faithful that they may start their iftar. The expression darab el madfa3 (the cannon has struck) is now euphemism to starting something. May it be a blessed month to all observing it