26.12.11

He's the candy man.

He walks around neighborhoods calling children out of their homes with his trusty plastic whistle. Has his top two shirt buttons unbuttoned with some of his chest hair peeking out, usually has a mustache, and his cotton candy wrapped in clear plastic bags is impeccable. Meet the Ammani cotton candy man.


P.S. This post is a milestone, my 500th post!

19.12.11

This is what boredom does to you (or just me.


*Creating irrelevant artwork while I'm supposed to be working.


15.12.11

That's my name.

Check out what the amazing calligrapher/typographer Hussein Alazaat did for me... 




Also, go here to visit his Behance profile.

Bike.

Being a bike lover by nature (and cyclist by practice - while living in S.F.) this video left my jaw wide open. I wasn't the prefect biker on the streets (I practically only wore my helmet twice!! eeps) but I always made sure to go by the street rules (although I almost ran over a pedestrian once).

Watch.


3-Way Street from ronconcocacola on Vimeo.

13.12.11

13.

Happy 13th people!
(Unless you're superstitious then just.smile.nod.and pretend this post never existed.)




And another song.

Not a new one, yes, I know. But the lyrics and video are too good to ignore.

Umm. Hi.

Been really busy lately. really

I miss blogging, will have something worth sharing soon. Promise.

10.12.11

Veer.

I always camp out at type websites like Veer or fontshop, I guess it's just one of things I enjoy doing in my free time. Today I came across this: Another good reason font sites are cool.

5.12.11

أبو عواد

A kind father with a temper. Always wears his trusty suit with his neck tie dangling below his waist, and a well-loved Jordanian personality from the nineties, meet Abu Awwad.


30.11.11

Oldie.

Finding little illustrations every time I go through an old notebook never gets old.

That was done sometime in my high school days...


29.11.11

Come Alive.

Just recently found out that I'm distantly related to this guy,
(mom's side of the family).

How awesome is that huh?




Here's another favorite.




Another project.

Something else to add to the 298732987434 projects I have in mind (that I need to start on, but thanks to procrastination still haven't!). Will be telling you more when it comes alive...





27.11.11

Cab wisdom.


And then...awkward silence filled the cab.




14.11.11

13.11.11

Jelly Bellies.

This video is delicious (as Miss Potter used to say).

Made with  288,000 Jelly Beans, No green screen, and one Kina Grannis, this video can't be missed. Just watch.




And the making of...

6.11.11

الجرة

She always wears a *thob , works hard to make a living for her family of five, and makes some really good food. Meet Salwa.


*Thob is the traditional Palestinian dress for women which is usually embroidered with colorful patterns; each pattern representing a village.

Copy reads: I'll put you on my head (literally), but it actually means: I'll take good care of you. That's the magic of words.

P.S. You could purchase this painting from the Pinkdust boutique in Amman.

An Excerpt from the Prophet.

5.11.11

Work in Progress.



My friend Zina and I are working on a little project... All I can say for now is that it involves screen printing... Will reveal more later...

And to all the people celebrating Eid this year...  Happy Eid :)










31.10.11

Free Download.


Remember this song? Well, now you can download it for free here.


عمي أبو مسعود عيونه كبار و سود

Forgive my Mashrou' Leila fever, I know I've posted too many songs already. But here's another...

30.10.11

Al Qaeda means bee-hind.


 According to "Tok Tok", Al Qaeda takes on a whole new meaning. Literally.

(And I like this one much better)







***Tok Tok is an Arab illustrator's best friend. Issued in Egypt. Wish I can have a physical copy of it.***



29.10.11

Pinkdust Collaboration.

The Ka3k el 3eed event at Pinkdust last night was awesome...
Filled with home-made ka3ek, Arabian coffee, family, and friends... 



That's my dear friend Isra'...

The wall of my pride and joy...


Aseel (aka Aseelo) my sweet cousin, and heba (aka Hebzi) my lovely little sister with my wall mural...



The super-nice, super-sweet Pinkdust girls Salwa, Sima, and Tala...


with Muhannad...

Lumani bracelets for a good cause that I had to get...



My childhood friend Tala who I finally got to see after 8 years...



Last night was a highlight in my life, it's a beginning to something I've always believed in and much adored. I was surprized by the positive reaction I got from the  public. Thankyousomuch to the Pinkdust girls Salwa, Sima, and Tala. You girls rule!

28.10.11

A Peek.

Mr. Jameel (aka Jimmy) was in great spirits for the Eid celebration, on the wall of Pinkdust









ps If you're in Amman drop by the Pinkdust boutique in Abdoun from 3-7:00 to check out their new collection of apparel / art / accessories from the Arab world. (For map go here)

Will reveal more tomorrow after the event. Stay tuned.