In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the architecture program at the American University of Beirut, Kite has developed the visual language for the event series that marked the year 2018 together with all the design collaterals.
Abir Eltayeb & Aram Yeretzian
Exhibition Curators and Editors:
Abir Eltayeb & Mustapha Jundi
Gaith Abi Ghanem & Jad Melki
The yearbook, spanning from the year 1968 to 2018, showcases fifty years of people, event and department life. In order to squeeze fifty years within one book, a meticulous system was required to neatly overlay the various layers of information while creating a dynamic and balanced composition. The yearbook represents four overlaying and continuous timelines. The first two, located in the center of the page, showcase the photographs of students, faculty staff as well as department lifestyle of each year laid out in an axonometric projection to further connote architecture. The other two timelines, positioned on the top and bottom of each page, represent the faculty, chairs and presidents as well as events and activities across the years.
The exhibition catalogue along with the exhibition space design follow a distinctive categorization that covers the various domains that belong under the wide architecture umbrella. An infographic on post-graduation work was created to demonstrate the fluidity of the various alumni practices.
A coding system of five keywords is used to suggest an umbrella of fields: Architecture, Urbanisms, Social Sciences and Humanities, Products and Arts.