The new course of “Graphic Design in the Middle East” aims to explain various graphic design works from the Middle East and to examine the evolving design styles and their relationship to economy, technology and pop culture in the Middle East. Through field trips, students were able to fully examine traditional and contemporary graphic design work in or about the Middle East and North Africa region.
For the consecutive fourth year, Byblos graphic design students are shortlisted for Dubai Lynx competitions.
In a continuously growing entry numbers in the Integrated Competition, Sarah Abdel Jalil and Amira Imadi were 2 out of 8 talents that were shortlisted from the MENA region.
And with over 300 entries in the Print Competition, Elie Matta was the 1 out of 9 shortlisted in the MENA region.
Congratulations are in order to the two fashion design students Lea-Maria Nahas and Diala Dabbous for winning the Inas Abou Ayyash Foundation (IAAF) Best Entrepreneurial Project 2018, an award that was competed for by students from different departments and faculties of the university.
In what can be described as a fun, interactive and quirky talk, Karen Heard, a London College of Fashion Academic, shared with the room how an idea grows from a thought or interaction into a full fledged multi-facetted project.
The talk has been the culmination of two projects proposed by Heard to the first year students and seniors.
With the first year group, the academic worked on a “Streetwear” project that will help the students to develop and define their work to lead into considered, directional fashion decisions.
Congratulations to our student Serene Ghandour who took her self-portraits from the LAU classrooms into the most renowned Lebanese art galleries. Serene is featured in three galleries this winter.
"Self Portrait, Seated" Was exhibited at the 33rd Salon D’Automne (2 Nov, 2018 to 14 Jan, 2019) held at the Sursock Museum. Her auto-portrait painting has had such a strong stopping power, that she was asked to be a speaker during the “Artists on Art” talk at the Salon.
On December 10th, the Rima Hourani Exhibition Hall at the Byblos Campus hosted the 99 Posters exhibition. The space was filled with cleverly designed posters putting into practice various design pillars like typography, layout, grid structure, color and composition. Other than showcasing design principles, these posters paid tribute to Lebanese women that left their trace on society.
On December 6 at Sheikh Zayed Exhibition Hall, LAU’s Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World in partnership with ESCWA hosted “Fighting Gender-Based Discrimination with Arts”. The roundtable was a powerful and emotional one that featured actress Natasha Choufani, LAU ’s Coordinator of the Fashion Design Program Jason Steel, and artists and activists Michelle and Noel Keserwany.