WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE DO
ASHEKMAN an Arabic street art group that started in 2001 in Beirut Lebanon by identical twin brothers Omar and Mohamed Kabbani
Born in the midst of the Lebanese civil war in the early ’80s, the twins witnessed several wars in 3 decades that made them organically start a platform. ASHEKMAN soon became an outlet for the twins to fight social / political injustice and extremism that fuels the false propaganda about the Middle East. In fact, ASHEKMAN’s mission is to revive the Arabic culture in an urban context, to
bring back the golden Arab age where poetry, science, and knowledge were exported and translated to all cultures and, finally, to spread a positive message of tolerance. ASHEKMAN style is Arabic Calligraffiti, which is a mixture of classical Arabic calligraphy with modern Arabic graffiti.