Hilmi Al-Tuni, Evoking Popular Arab Culture

Yasmine Nachabe Taan

Publisher Khatt Books

ISBN 9789490939052

Idea Code 14610

This series focuses on inspiring design achievements from the Arab world by highlighting the work of typographers, graphic designers and illustrators. Hilmi Al-Tuni is one of the most prominent Egyptian illustrators and book designers. With his ubiquitous work, he has formed the visual sensitivities of generations of Arab children and adults alike. Socially motivated, he strove to develop a true Arab style of illustration, combining old lettering styles, symbolism, popular culture and modernist-style painting. This richly illustrated monograph presents the breadth and variety of his work, beginning with an intimate interview.

176 p, ills colour, 17 x 24 cm, hb, Arabic/English