Mawahib, the Arabic word for “talents,” is a series of books showcasing skilled and professional Arab graphic designers, illustrators and photographers.
I was inspired to create Mawahib because I always found it challenging to source another designer, illustrator or photographer as either a collaborator or as a client referral.Volume I first saw the light back in November 2012. Featuring the biographies of 35 unique artists and over 260 pieces of their artwork and photos, the book’s aim was both to promote these featured talents to potential clients across the United Arab Emirates and to be a lasting source of inspiration for other creative individuals.
Twenty-five further artists are listed with the release of Volume II. Their nationalities encompass the UAE, plus selected artists from the GCC countries, such as Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.
Mawahib book has been featured in Communication Arts - USA / Khaleejesque Magazine - Kuwait / UnderConsideration LLC - USA / Oasis Magazine - Saudi Arabia / Alef Magazine – Qatar. Also it is displayed in the library of the Women’s Museum in Dubai, The V&A museum of art and design in London.
Volume I ISBN 978-9948-16-733-4 Approved by The National Media Council (No. 3875) / Volume II ISBN 978-9948-18-543-7 Approved by The National Media Council (No.54634)