ABOUT THE ARTISTS
FROM THE HEART OF BEIRUT
Started in Beirut city 2004, by identical twin brothers Omar & Mohamed Kabbani, ASHEKMAN is an Arabic street art crew specialized in Arabic graffiti and Arabic calligraffiti. It all started with mixing their Graphic design degree in an Arabic context, which resulted in a Lebanese street art crew. The twins studied Arabic calligraphy under master calligrapher Ali Assi.
They were heavily inspired by the Lebanese civil war graffiti, which first emerged during the 80s and 90s. Various fighting militias used graffiti to tag walls during the Lebanese civil war. Considered among the early adopters of Arabic calligraphy in street art, the twins main objective is to revive the Arabic culture using an urban context.