Dia Al-Azzawi. Taking a Stand: Activism Through Graphic Design

Dia al-Azzawi is a renown Iraqi contemporary artist whose graphic design work is largely undocumented. His multifarious involvement with graphic design—encompassing a rich output of illustration, publication and print design, as well as a variety of promotional, curatorial, and critical activities—is unmistakably a form of activism: a fervent expression of his social, political, and artistic position and an energetic endeavor to bring about change. This book outlines al-Azzawi’s graphic activism, focusing on the period between the mid-1960s and the mid-1980s. It charts his journey in design from his beginnings in his native Baghdad in the 1960s to his later work at the Iraqi Cultural Center in London. Fascinating.
  • Author: Lina Hakim
  • Size: 6.7 × 9.4 inches
  • Pages: 176
  • Binding: Hardcover with nice thin boards
  • Language: Arabic and English
  • Publisher: Khatt Books, 2023