Funny Arabic T-shirts are serious business: Jo Bedu at SYNTAX/Interface talks 2013

SYNTAX talks 2013 – Popularizing Arabic Cool: Jo Bedu from SYNTAX on Vimeo. Jo Bedu is a brand that delivers modern Arab pop cultures, portrayed through different styles of creative Arab designers, illustrators, writers and artists. It is also a successful business model. The Jo Bedu team shared with us their strategy in sourcing talent […]

Say hello to SYNTAX 3.0: Transforming Experiences

In May 2013, SYNTAX celebrated its 15th birthday. More than a birthday party we transformed the occasion into what we called SYNTAX/Interface: we opened our offices (and building roof) for a day of ideas, interaction and fun. Our invited speakers, clients, partners, SYNTAXers and ex-SYNTAXers, friends and family all showed up for what turned out […]

SYNTAX/Interface2013 Talks: Visualizing Palestine is fighting injustice with beautiful data

As part of SYNTAX/Interface,  Ramzi Jaber and Joumana al Jabri present Visualizing Palestine. An independent collective, Visualizing Palestine work at the intersection of communication, social sciences, technology, design, and urban studies for social justice. The team will talk about how they shifted careers from designers and engineers to social practitioners, pooling together their personal expertise […]

SYNTAX/Interface2013 Talks: Wajha’s shopfronts bring good design to the masses

As part of SYNTAX/Interface,  Hussein Alazaat and Ali Almasri present Wajha. Wajha is an independent initiative that uses design and branding knowledge gained from the business world for a better-designed social space. Interventions are created on the city’s façade; on shop-fronts to be exact. Experimenting in typography, illustration and graphic design, the Wajha duo will share their […]

15 Years of SYNTAXing

  Fifteen years ago SYNTAX was born. We were three partners and a couple of team members. We borrowed an empty doctor’s clinic for office space, put some Macs and PCs on cheap wooden boards supported by simple triangular legs, got a telephone line, and called ourselves a company. Today, we still use those cheap […]

Wamda: the art of the possible

The Celebration of Entrepreneurship as seen from the Wamda Live Stage Geographically, it was one of the smaller parts of Abraaj Capital’s Celebration of Entrepreneurship, the two-day event designed to consolidate, connect and motivate the region’s entrepreneurial community. But although it only occupied a small triangular stage at the rear entrance to Dubai’s Madina Jumeirah […]