Ahmed Angawi: A Design Inspiration From the Heart of Mecca

Ahmed Angawi

It is difficult to ignore the increasing sophistication of the contemporary Islamic and Middle Eastern art, which is today being exposed to the world by a variety of highly innovative artworks from and about such a culturally rich region. One

The Evolution of The Jalabiya

Evolution of Jalabiya

What was once an utterly traditional garment for women accross the Middle East, the “Jalabiya” ; which is essentially as a long dress or kaftan adorned with simple embroidery around the neck and sleeves, has evolved into a magnificently lavish

Breaking The Sound Barrier – Meet Hasan Hujairi

Hasan Hujairi

Hasan, for those who do not know you, could you please tell us a little about yourself and your work?  I am a sound artist and independent researcher from Bahrain. My activity involves performing some of my experimental sound art

Stitching Pictures by Sandeep Jandu

Sandeep Jandu

Sandeep Jandu, who graduated from Goldsmiths with a degree in media and communications, specialising in illustration, has wasted no time pushing her innovative ideas and the boundaries of mixed medium art. And so we have it, Stitching Pictures, a beautifully

Questioning Qasimi – The UAE’s Fastest Rising Fashion Designer

Khalid Qasimi

Originally from Sharjah in United Arab Emirates, Khalid Al Qasimi is a graduate of Hispanic Studies and French literature at UCL. He then went on to study architecture at the Architectural Association followed by fashion studies at Central Saint Martins.

‘All I want Is Out of Here’ at the October Gallery

October Gallery

As autumn creeps in and the evenings get colder we took refuge in one of London’s most diverse, inspiring (and aptly named) home to art and creativity; the October Gallery. A non-profit organisation, the October Gallery team, including Royal College

7 Designers for Seven Dials

7 Dials

Covent Garden’s Seven Dials has recently teamed up with the design magazine Dezeen to celebrate this year’s London Design Festival. Seven of the brightest art designers on the scene were asked to contribute their artworks to the village. As a

Ten Cent Dime: An Illustrated Journey of Life in The Big Apple

Ten Cents One Dime

I started tencentdime after living in New York for nearly 8 months. There are so many crazy and unbelievable things that happen in this city (both good and bad) and one day I was like, I have to draw these

Editorial Photo Shoot | Into The Woods

Into the Woods

Inspired by the rich turquoise hues and flowing lines,  fashion photographer Giorgio Pesce brings a stunning collection from up and coming design duo Natargeorgiou to life in this ethereal photo shoot, exclusively for Sketchbook Magazine.           PHOTOGRAPHY:

Multimedia Magic: In the Nyk of Time

Nyk Shmalz

“Hold the installations! What’s an L.A. born, creative industry chameleon doing as Multimedia Specialist at one of Qatar’s most celebrated cultural institutions, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art? More importantly, what does that kind of role entail for an industry