When I lived in Syria in 2007, in addition to my language studies in Damascus I had the opportunity to work on a handful of small local graphic design jobs.
The logo for the Noon gallery was a redesign of an existing logo draft which didn’t please the customer. It is based on the three Arabic letters Noon, Waw and Noon. Whereas the two horizontal strokes are derived from the Noon, the Waw can be found as the negative element within the Noon’s diacritic dot.
The Noon gallery specialises in collectibles and high quality handicrafts. The branch in the Quaimarieh street in the old city of Damascus is located in a former barber shop and particularly picturesque.
Although I was not consulted regarding the final implementation of the shop sign, resulting in an odd choice of typeface for the branch indicator ‘at the barber shop’, it was a very much appreciated opportunity to leave a little mark in the heart of this ancient, beautiful city.