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The Wow And Wonderful World of Rana Salam

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Rana Salam is one of the most established and celebrated graphic designers and artists from the Middle East. She is knows as the Queen of Arab culture and its popular art stems from years of traveling and documenting. Rana shares how she manages her time, how she faces challenges with design and who she copes with failure and burning out. We talk about her creative journey and what inspired her to the designer and collector she is today. We talk about her curiosity and obsession with building collections and archives and how to display your work. We are super inspired by her new IGTV series which sparked the title of this podcast show and we hope that you enjoy discovering the new chapter of Rana's life that she is embarking on! She takes her visual cues from billboards, found ephemeras and signs of consumerism and translates them into visually captivating solutions for her clients, delivering a contemporary reinterpretation that extends the global relevance of her designs across everything from brandidentity, space design, packaging to products. The studio has produced the logo and interior graphics for the London restaurant Comptoir Libanais, Slate in Beirut and Kalilah bakery in Jeddah. She also worked on developing the brand image for Bokja furniture and make-up artist Bassam Fattouh. She is currently working with Noura Paris on creating the Brand and interior for their first fast food chain Noura Street Food Libanais. In addition, Rana launched a successful online store selling home products and collection of accessories, art, prints and one of a kind objects with stories to tell and sell from the Middle East. Her clients include Harvey Nichols, Villa Moda, Liberty of London, Boutique 1, the Victoria & Albert Museum, Paul Smith, Cocomaya, Patchi, Itsu, and Nada Debs.