Hekaya Theatre Productions

05. 06. 2010

One of the very few theatre groups in Jeddah get a new identity designed by Al Mohtaraf, plus the design of their first poster for a debut play in the title of “Like an Orange Scent”. The logo is a handwritten brisk and geometric rendering of the name Hekaya divided over two lines and is printed in fluorescent orange ink.




With a first-time all female staff, the play was performed at Dar Al-Hekmah College in Jeddah to a packed audience. “Like an Orange Scent” is based around the heroic role played by Palestinian women in the struggle for their homeland. The play’s title is inspired from the citrus fruit itself, especially the Yafawi oranges. Yafawi orange trees, which have a five times-a-year yield, are found only in Palestine and are overprinted in fluorescent orange ink over the black and white watercolor illustration drawn by our own Omar Sobair.

Message of the day

Kameel Hawa: Shape of the Word – Arabic Typographic Sculpture for Public Spaces  here.


Beirut sculpture takes center stage and opens the Beirut Art Week in front of Le Grey Hotel in the presence of the artist Kameel Hawa, the Lebanese minister of culture and the the director of the Beirut Art Fair Laure D'Hauteville among others.


On April 13, 2013, Al Mohtaraf Beirut studio will be hosting the launch of the book 'Arabic Type Design for Beginners' from the Khatt foundation. Book your copy: khtt.foundation@gmail.com  

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