Furthermore, through its interdisciplinary lens on the poster as a historical document, cultural artifact and as the result of a creative endeavor, the project contributes to the intersection of knowledge in the areas of history, politics, culture and graphic design. By doing so, the project is committed to the development of an understanding of graphic design as a cultural practice engaged in the circulation of meanings that shape our modern social and political imaginaries.
Explore the website and contribute at:http://www.signsofconflict.org/Home
This blog is an open publishing platform dedicated to issues that address the intersection of politics with the areas of visual culture, design and media in the Arab world. You can share your thoughts by posting a short text and/or image(s). Images may be posters drawn from this archive, or found images and graphics (still or moving) of a political nature, or images of your own work related to the subject. Text contributions can vary from reflective short essays, to informal observations, reviews, commentaries, to information about a project you are currently working on and related inquiries.
Signs of Conflict is also on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/pages/Signs-of-Conflict/202860619843571
Website concept, editor and art-director: Zeina Maasri
Web development: Koein, Lebanon
Assistant editor: Sarah Mallat
Web-archive poster cataloguing: Ziad Bou Assi
Translations to Arabic: Dima Charif
Web-fonts used: Fedra Sans Screen and Fedra Arabic (Typotheque)
This website is produced with the support of:
AFAC (Arab Fund for Arts and Culture) and the Heinrich Böll Stiftung Middle East.