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One of the greatest action films of all time, The Dark Knight. It was bound to appear on my radar when it came to my next movie poster project. And after weeks of work, I’m finally proud to share my latest creation. I’ve struggled a lot with this one. From the get go, the concept of Batman -one of the greatest heroes in modern history- has alluded me. How can I portray this tormented vigilante, show his struggle to enforce his own vision for justice. I watched and re-watched the film dozens of times, pausing, rewinding, fast-forwarding and stopping the film. I read and re-read the Frank Miller comics -which I believe really represents the truest form of Batman. And finally, I came up with that “Eureka” moment.

This will be a limited edition 18×24 inch print series, printed on high quality Giclée Strathmore #100 Bond printing paper. The prints will be limited to an edition of 50 only, obtain yours here.

Update: Happy April Fools!

Third week into Twenty Twelve, welcome. This exciting monday morning I’m pleased to introduce you to Mohamed Nabil. I’ve known Mohamed since early 2000′s way back in Fine Arts College in Zamalek, Cairo. But, I didn’t really get to know him better and appreciate his unique talent till a couple years ago. His eye for developing unique materials in such an original way is un-rivalled in his field, I managed to get a brief glimpse into his mind over the holidays.

I: What’s the earliest memory of a creative activity you did?

M: My earliest memory of a creative activity I remember is that I redesigned the school books cover and over illustrated the drawing that I found in my school books. By adding decorative patterns and made distortion to become look like the metal bands that I listened to at this time.

I: If you weren’t doing what you do right now, what would you be doing?

M: All my childhood I thought that I would be a diplomat, until I grew up and I found my self entering the field that I worked in by accident. But now, I don’t think that I will find my self in any other place

I: Inspiration, who? what? where?

M: Traveling any where inside or outside my country and listening to the native people who think that the world ends at their door.

I: Share any of piece your work, recent or old and talk about it.

M: I’m sharing with you some of my favorite work in 2011. Arabic typography is my biggest passion. trying to represent the main local character of Egypt and the middle east culture by creating a contemporary designs typography that reflect our global insights.

I: Name 5 websites that you check often.

Google
Facebook
ffffound
youtube
vimeo

It’s time for the second obsession session with none other than one of the most inspiring and interesting people I’ve met to date, Daniel Julien. A graphic designer, actually a modern day DaVinci based out of Montréal, Canada. He knows no limits when it comes to exploring new creative boundaries, from product design, posters, identities to anything that oozes coolness, daniel does with swagger and a smile. I met him a couple months ago during a multi-week stint at creative powerhouse SidLee in Montréal while working on the next global creative campaign for adidas, I’m privileged to know such a positive person.

I: What’s the earliest memory of a creative activity you did?

x   I believe I made a Two Ply Eight Part Button Knot with the umbilical cord when i was born.  Second souvenir is probably drawing supernova military space stations and all-terrain trucks. They seemed so real in my mind — wonder how the drawings actually looked…

I: If you weren’t doing what you do right now, what would you be doing?

x   Probably Djing (so predictable). Been fascinated by turntables and records since I was a shorty. My father would get mad at me, I would crank some christmas disco songs and Greek dance music all day ‘eer day. Or maybe private investigator, yeah, private investigator.

I: Inspiration, who? what? where?

x    Mostly inspired by small things, the unnoticed. Wherever my attention deficit brings me. In crush mode when all is hectic and the deadline is giving me the cold shoulder – panic overcomes and then I realize that the solution has been in front of me all the time.

I: Share any piece of your work, recent or old and talk about it.

x    I was ask to build a logo for a collabo between Furni and Ken Diamond — Almost carte blanche. Only constraint,  It had to link Montréal and Vancouver. Printed on an hanker chief and laser etched on a pale leather wallet. Really into product design lately and many fun opportunities are coming thru.

I: Name 5 websites that you check often.

x    www.meteomedia.com

x    www.theworldsbestever.com

x    www.garywarnett.wordpress.com

x    www.smashingalltoys.com

x    www.thefuckingwordoftheday.com

To commemorate the recently launched facebook Page for my Art & Design work, I will be giving away three 24×36 inch Limited Edition prints to three lucky members of the page. Winners will be announced January 1st 2011!

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Hi, I'm Ibraheem Youssef
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