omar | the blog

Saturday, 23 March 2013

spring cleaning

Oh god it's a bit dusty in here. But it's time for some spring cleaning and some exciting delicious stuff  coming up with Daftar and more! 

Saturday, 11 February 2012


Topman's Beyonce T-Shirt

Any sane human being would definitely buy this t-shirt and remember who Destiny's only child is. AMAZING.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

arabesque 2

My work got featured in Arabesque 2 - Graphic Design from the Arab World & Persia. PARTEATIME.

Major shout out to Ben Wittner, & Thoma from eps51

You can buy the book here [ESHTARI HASSA]

Thursday, 29 September 2011

no rip

this blog is not dead.

Friday, 12 August 2011

kurdistan is workin' it!

I'm going to Kurdistan tomorrow!

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Sassie Makes Doodles.

Sariah's crazy doodles. I love them.

Monday, 6 June 2011

digital is boring

Rami De La Afifi (outdated website, but still some kickass stuff) and I collaborated as part of 300dpi: digital illustration exhibition in Art Matters.

Our print (4 fancy colours: 3 pantones and one metallic one) is the following, we're selling it for 35JD's. All the profits go to the NFRATGC: National Fund of Rami Afifi's Toy and Games Collective.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Daftar Issue 0

It's finally.

Monday, 23 May 2011

based on our last night conversation...

Thursday, 19 May 2011


Sunday, 8 May 2011

Arabic Letters: Animated

Here is what I've found throughout the years of Arabic Type animation - there are some calligraphy-based ones too.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

wa alaykom.

represent, sister.
(From The Originator)

Sunday, 3 April 2011

respect yourself...

And go upstairs.
(Have some dignity, but you are free to dance a little on your way up).

Enjoy this great hit!

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

رسالة ندالة

موجهه شخصيا للواد اللي اسمو محمد نبيل لبيب

انا بجد بجد بجد بكرهك

Want to hate him too? Mohamed Nabil Labib's Portfolio

Monday, 21 March 2011

Rita's Bag

Beats Sarah's Bag any given day.
(Beirut pictures revisited)

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Dear Riccardo Tisci,

My Birthday is on the 13th of April and I appreciate the two items shown above.


Tuesday, 8 March 2011

it's all in your head, omar

Monday, 7 March 2011


They were attending Amad's barbecue.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011


Monday, 14 February 2011

ta3eesh horra

Amazing calligraffiti by a dear friend of mine from Egypt, Adam. This was following the people's revolution.

Thursday, 27 January 2011

hello weekend, hello Gregg Diamond

Saturday, 22 January 2011

رحيل أم ترحال

guest post by: Nour Nsheiwat

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

ajdab yamma ajrab

scribble meetings.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011


Wednesday, 29 December 2010


Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Zeina & Nour's Christmas Tree

I'm not big on Christmas, but Zeina Darwazah and Nour Bishouty did a kickass job making a Christmas tree. Except it wasn't a tree. It was a ladder.

going up?

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Death of Arabic

Amazing, isn't it?

Found at Sessine Square and I found it on Loryne's blog.

The installation was part of the Arabic Language Festival in Beirut back in June. How come we don't have dead letters on the street?

Sunday, 28 November 2010

rami got me a step closer to hipsterism

Whoohoo! Le Rami Le Afifi got me the book from Dubai. Remember? The one I mentioned earlier.

I love you Rami. Hipsterlove.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

those ones

I usually avoid sharing Bjork-obsession, not to be mistaken for taking an easy shortcut to hipsterland. But I think she transcends all that, especially with that beautiful video by Lynn Fox.

Speaking of the Foxes, Anna Fox is also a visual hero to me. She threw Alison Goldfrapp in mud, swamps and all of that under the series "Country Girls":

Friday, 19 November 2010

late eid.

Inno ana 3omar inno ana ba3raf typography 3ala asaas bas balash inno ana minimalist w ashyaa2 w yay shu clean.


Koll 3aam w intu bkhair (I just bought my 3eedeyyeh today!)

Thursday, 4 November 2010

hello weekend, hello Alison

Sunday, 31 October 2010


black elastic bands are fun.
(so is Saeed's IBM).

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

ya mara

Sunday, 24 October 2010

when I grow up I want to be amin

Amin Musa is a British-Lebanese graphic designer living in Amman. He makes pretty things. He works with Makan and made the beautiful publication The Balcony: a idea in a void. He also makes zines and he takes beautiful pictures.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

my new favourite animal

is the "Beenabber".

Isn't he amazing? Beats Audrey II any given day. Created by the super talented Chad Weatherford.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

want is the new motto

Mr Hare's HUXLEY.
I'm reshaping my friend's faces to be as beautiful as these shoes.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

this is an emergency

my obsession with this song (and band) is a bit unhealthy.

how amazing is that? seriously? *walks off dancing*

Thursday, 14 October 2010


Wednesday, 13 October 2010


Experimenting filthiness with the clean Arcus in Arabic, and a daunting set of 6 columns of informative text! And don't ask my what's the relation to the union jack. Maybe I just miss the good trash there?

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

when I grow up I want to be a hipster



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