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.
Hi, I'm Ibraheem Youssef
I'm a Designer & Illustrator,
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