The Bekh [Spray] Stencil Book
Produced and Handbound by
Imad Shawa and Mike V. Derderian
Let us all Bekh!
Bekh is a limited edition manually bound stencil book that is the first
in a series of stencil collections we hope to publish periodically.
The project bore out of passion for stencil, an untapped mode of
expression in the Arab world. On one hand you have the internet, a
vast world of free information where all can participate, and on the
other hand you have traditional media, where the message is controlled by a select few. Enter stenciling and graffiti. Stencil graffiti
takes the best from both worlds: 1. Anyone can do it; and 2. visibility
This medium of expression is at its most powerful when done on
large public surfaces (usually illegally) for an entire community to
see. Stenciling as "graffiti" is perhaps one of the more exciting art
forms in transmitting a message. There is an element of defiance
that is unique and that's what lends it its charm.
This first issue of Bekh features artists from Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan
and Palestine. And each copy of this edition was made with sweat
and tears, and long nights of cuttings, aligning, drawing and binding. We hope you enjoy it and tell your friends about it.
If you get inspired, do your own stencil art and most likely you'll be
featured in the next issue.
Amman, March 30th 2012
Stencils & Artists
1. Let's Party … Rozz
2. V for Vendetta … Saad Ruslan
3. Boos Lee (Kiss Lee) … Sardine
4. Lobo … Aly Bchennaty a.k.a ALMA
5. My Country is Torn … Amer Ameen
6. Egypt Can Fly … Mo Fa
7. No Benches … Sardine
8. Tiger Tribal Art … Wael Adel Mustafa
9. Self Portrait … Rozz
10. Fatima … Hamid Sinno
11. Dead Sea Scuba Club … Mlabbas
12. Bull Shit … Mlabbas
13. Abul 7uroof … Awn Takruri
14. ascii Chaplin … Sardine
15. Daughter of Country, Sister to the People
(Bin Al Watan Okht Al Sha3b) … Mlabbas
16. Love Knows No Religion … Mlabbas & Ibraheem Awamleh
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Now that you know all about Bekh
print out, cut out these wicked
stencils and tag some walls!