أجمل ١٠ آرمات قديمة في عمّان

للأسف تم إزالة وضياع العديد من آرمات ولافتات المحال التجارية القديمة في عمّان.. هنا أنا أوثق ماتبقى منهم باختياري لأجمل ١٠ آرمات حسب ذوقي الشخصي.. فلا يعني الأمر أن الآرمة رقم ١ هي أفضل من رقم ١٠!

أتمنى لكم مشاهدة طيبة:

١٠– معرض البوط الصيني، وسط البلد، شارع قريش

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لخطاط مجهول، على الأغلب هو إيليا كيّال حسب خبرتي بنمطه في العمل واختياره للخطوط، أكثر ما أعجبني هنا هو شعار أحذية “بيكاديلي” المنفّذ بطريقة جميلة على يمين اللوحة. طبعاً مصطلح “بوط صيني” يرمز الى جودة عالية جداً في ستينيات وسبعينيات القرن الماضي.

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Subhi Bilani

Subhi Bilani, a classical calligrapher from Syria, he was a famous artist and teacher in the 30’s and 40’s of the past century, I liked these pieces because he used an organic way to write Ruqaa, I’m pretty sure that he was so fast to write them.. you can see the unclear letter endings, and sometimes the minimal shapes for some other letters.

What I also liked is the strong angular baseline across the words.

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Top 10 Old Shop Signs in Amman

Unfortunately, Many of Amman’s good old shop signs have been removed and lost. Here I share with you my selection for the best existing signs, based on my personal taste, so it does not mean that number 1 is better than number 10 🙂

Hope you enjoy looking at them:

10. Chinese Shoe Gallery, Downtown, Quraish St.

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By unknown sign painter, most probably he was Elia Kayyal. What I liked here is the piccadilly shoes logo on the right side!

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Sami Rafe

Yesterday I discovered an amazing artist from Egypt, his name is Sami Rafe سامي رافع, born in Cairo 1931, he designed the marvelous ‘Tomb of the Unknown Soldier’ in Nasr city, Egypt in 1975, writing a symbolic Egyptian names of 72 soldiers in the geometric Kufi style:

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photo by:  kyuen13

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Photo by: peterkreder

And I was amazed by the other designs that artist did, here some logos I found on his portfolio:

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