Anti-Type by Tasmeem photo

ICD Brookfield Place is pleased to introduce Tasmeem, an annual graphic design and poster show based in Dubai and held by ICD Brookfield Place Arts. The exhibition aims to expand upon the discourse related to graphic design—through the medium of the poster—and provide a platform for upcoming as well as established talent in the region.

For its first edition, Tasmeem takes as a starting point the notion of ‘anti-type design.’ The selection of posters on display use letterforms as a tool to tell stories in new and exciting ways, exploring new horizons in type design. The posters are not necessarily about challenging typographic conventions - legibility, functionality, visual balance - but leaving them aside altogether, allowing us to re-think what we take for granted about type and letterforms. Type design is all around us; it touches every aspect of our lives - we are constantly digesting it, whether we are aware of it or not. This exhibition aims to foster a deeper understanding of how letters are designed and facilitate a discourse related to the history, present, and future of type design.

Exhibiting Artists:
Ana Escobar, Erin Collins, Ibrahim Khamayseh, Kinda Ghannoum, Maryam Belhoul, Mohammed Khalil, Nouran Abed, Rana Wassef, Reina Hasbini, Saba Sayfaiee, Sarah Shebl, and Zeid Jaouni.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Date & Time

July 25, 2022 - August 26, 2022