Explorando los carteles, fanzines, libros y efímeros que produjeron una de las épocas cinematográficas más gloriosas de la región. 130 caracteres.
Familiar are the exquisite dips and curlicues of traditional Arabic calligraphy, but what is known of the rich history of modern typography and design? Throughout the mid-20th century, the region, in particular Lebanon, experienced a boom in homegrown graphics, often while social and political unrest simmered in the background. Mostly unnoticed by international audiences, this renaissance signaled a flourishing creative community and its power to both reflect and enact social change—one that still offers valuable lessons for today.
Nowhere was this movement more apparent than in the vivid poster art of the Lebanese Golden Age of cinema, which began in the 1930s and peaked (arguably) in the 60s and 70s. More than simply a style of graphics, these works signified an emerging vibrant and free society, and offered a peek into the rich geopolitical, cultural, and aesthetic factors that powered one of the region’s most iconic eras.