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Mahmoud Fathy
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Egyptian visual artist Mahmoud Fathy was born in Kuwait to Cairene parents, later on settling in his city of origin; Cairo. Fathy studied visual arts, interior design, scenography for Theatre and Cinema at the historical Fine Arts Faculty of Helwan University in Egypt. “Mahmoud Fathy is one of Egypt’s top designers.” Says theorist and choreographer Adham Hafez, “He uses graphics design to create visual vortices for our memory, desires, expectations and resistance to representation. His designs playfully move between the gallery space, the market, and the intimate artist’s sketchbook, making him a hard to categorize artist.”

Fathy constructed the visual identities to many Egyptian leading businesses such as Diwan Bookshops and Cilantro chains. He revived the visual interfaces of firms and projects as massive as Mobinil, Barclays Bank, Cairo Jazz Club, British Council of the MENA region, ART Media enterprise, and GTZ organization, amongst others.

Mahmoud Fathy departs from one constant desire; to create new visual experiences that reset our expectations as viewers. He considers visual design as a practice that should question visual expectations, habits of seeing, and constantly invoke memories of a personal past or of a collective cultural history. He engages with the aesthetical histories of enterprises and projects he takes over when he is called to reinvent their corporate identities, playing with what the object might be as a product, as an icon, or as a site for socio-political reminiscence and projecting. “I am very inspired by the Arabic alphabet. It serves both as a textual medium and a visual medium, how calligraphy inscribes itself in letters and in our memory of those letters, makes the alphabet at once an iconic image and a site for words construction”; says Mahmoud Fathy, “making us wonder about the nature of objects, words, and images, and how they are intersections of planes of perception”.

Fathy creates contemporary works that linger seductively in a classical visual canon, to allow access to the designs created. “I frequently use iconic images from childhood memories, cultural motifs, not to create exotic fetishes, but to remind people how seeing itself can always be reinvented anew”.

Currently based in Berlin, Mahmoud Fathy’s latest works have been published in art books in Germany, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and others. His work has also been exhibited in reputable venues such as Cairo Opera House. He continues to research new visual interfaces, objects that defy visual expectation, and designs for several international brands and firms.


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fnonzone Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015
Featured in fnon zone ,,…
ayooyah Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Your work is absolutely amazing!
Yaser-ALSiksik Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
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janati Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
congrats on getting your work in arabesque 2. i was so happy when i saw it :)
endlessway Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Ooh thanx Rawaa :-)
TawdeeB Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
ok dah my mail on msn we dah thx
TawdeeB Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
plz send me ur mail on msn messenge i need to talk with u my mail
endlessway Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanx its
i sent u email.
TawdeeB Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
ok enta men cairo??? we 3andk ma7l btetb3 posters wala hewaya
endlessway Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
ana men Cairo .. bas 3ayesh fe Berlin.. beshta3'al feh sherket e3lanat we freelancer.
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