Lebanon

Graphic Design: Nadine Chahine's T-Shirt Designs

Save the Tree by Nadine Chahine

Nadine Chahine is a Lebanese graphic designer who created a series of designs for T-shirts that she shared freely via her blog during the 2006 Lebanon-Israel conflict.Her thought-provoking designs were intended for use by activists and civil society who wanted to raise awareness about the impact of the conflict with Israel. Chahine says in her blog: 'As a political tool, they achieved nothing, but then neither did the UN.

Infographic: Israel-Lebanon Death Toll

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This is an info-graphic produced by an independent graphic designer showing the comparison in the scale of deaths of Israeli, Lebanese, UN and Canadian troops during the conflict between Hizballah's paramilitary foces and the Israel Defence Forces in July 2006. Since it's formation in the 1980s the militarized and political group, Hizballah, has been committed to resisting the Israeli occupation of Southern Lebanon.

Animation and Comics: The Adventures of Salwa

Salwa animation - IndyAct

The Adventures of Salwa is a campaign from IndyAct Lebanon to tackle sexual harassment and get girls and women to fight back and defend themselves (which the lead character, Salwa, quite literally does with her red handbag as her weapon).

Maya Zankoul's comics

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Lebanese graphic designer and illustrator Maya Zhankoul refers to her blog, Amalgam, as “a place to release the tensions created by daily hassles, or simply to tell stories of my daily life through fast illustrations.” She illustrates her thoughts, reflections and experiences from her life, often communicating important social issues.

Media Campaign: Khede Kasra

The Khede Kasra campaign

The immensely popular and internationally recognised, Khede Kasra campaign, raised awareness about gender equality in Lebanon and in the Arabic language in general by focusing on a simple symbol; the symbol in Arabic that makes a word female or clear that something is addressed to a woman.

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