Families in the arab world would gather around the TV after breaking their fast to watch every episode – solving riddles, mesmerized by the costumes, choreography and set designs. These shows were absolutely joyful, and one would probably define them today as camp! With time, Fawazeer Ramadan slowly became obsolete. It seemed like people weren’t interested in them anymore. But their impact never went away.
Issue 003 acts as a legacy of an important moment in arab pop culture. Aptly titled ‘fawazine’, this issue includes some of the Khalid’s favourite artists and illustrators.
About the Artist
Khalid Mezaina is an independent artist, designer and illutrator inspired by popular culture, music, Dubai’s ever-evolving landscape and its people. He actively participates in exhibitions, projects and residencies both in the United Arab Emirates and abroad, and facilities workshops for both children and adults. In 2010, Khalid began a personal practice, focussing on illustration, print and surface design.