Presenting "Hilmi Al-Tuni, Evoking Popular Arab Culture"

Author Yasmine Nachabe Taan at the Sharjah Gallery, the American University of Cairo

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.