Released on YouTube on 11 March, the third episode of Film My Design (FMD) features Egyptian designer Mohamed Gaber.
"I am a type and graphic designer and a visual artist,” Gaber says, introducing himself in the 6.5-minute video.
Driven by free experimentation and perpetual learning, Gaber works in a wide range of creative disciplines which also extend to live VJ generative art performances, and sound art.
"His main interest lies in the haptic nature of the production of typography as well as the technological, philosophical and historical aspects of it," FMD reveals in the introduction to the film.
In the early 2000s, Gaber worked on producing a series of radical poster artworks under the name "G.A.S. - Graphics Against the Systems” — works which became visual icons of the January 2011 revolution.
His work has been nominated for the Jameel Art Prize in 2013 and was awarded Best Arabic Display Font from Granshan in 2016. His designs are featured on Google fonts and his artworks were exhibited in various cities between Cairo, Dubai and Berlin and recently performed in 2020 CTM Festival Berlin.
The Film My Design online series aims to shed light on Egyptian designers and their creative stories by providing a close and personal overview of their practice, process and aspirations, FMD's managers state.
In broader terms, the FMD "aims to establish a creative community of Egyptian designers and filmmakers who collaborate to produce design film documentaries."
The first episode on FMD was released in January 2020 featuring Fady Nagy and Omar Elkordy, self-taught craftsmen who work with wood and carpentry.
The second episode followed in February, showcasing the work of Nedal Badr, an Egyptian artist whose interest and practice touch primarily on architecture, interior design, product design and Arabic calligraphy.
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