This five-part artist book is an illustrated fable that plays with storytelling, pattern, and typography to reflect a personal frustration with often-inconsistent recounting of Lebanon’s modern history.
It brings together custom typefaces used in illustrative ways, playfully rhyming parables, and a cast of animals in allegorical roles to suggest the pitfalls of misinterpreting and rewriting history. The structure of the publication is also performative itself, starting with an accordion-like foldout as the reader’s entry point.
of Contes Féeriques was performed in collaboration with ArteEast.
In parallel, an extract was published in ArteEast's quarterly Shahadat