Creative Ramadan

11 Jul

Ramadan, for those who fast, to those who don’t and those who have no idea what it is, everyone can agree with one thing. The Iftar food is always awesome and your Facebook/ inbox/ twitter are filled with Ramadan greetings.

Ah yes, the Ramadan greetings. They use to be a card the boss gets from a supplier, or a cartoon like drawing  on a “TWO FOR ONE” packet of cooking oil.  Tacky designs and generic cliché use of elements: moon, lantern, tray of dates.

Well, although these elements do represent the materialistic spirit of Ramadan, i think we’re all tired of seeing the same badly designed “work of art” . While the spirit of Ramadan consists of peace, self-reflection and religious rituals. It also has done a magical thing of brining people together. Not just family, but friends, strangers and tweeps. While businesses in the Middle East and Gulf have adapted to this month, so have restaurants, shopping malls and every single service or product corporation you can think of.

So it’s only logical that, (creatively speaking)  it’s time to up the game.

I’ve collected a few creative greetings, ads and package designs that get rid of the dreadful outdated designs and present a fresh new look. And why not? It’s a beautiful month and it should be represented beautifully in this era.

Check them out and let me know what you think. also, if you can any to add send them over, I’m hoping to have a nice collection by the end of the month.

Ramadan Kareem to all.

Old cliché designs 

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Pls don’t ever send out something like this -_-

Hellowwww creative :

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Designed for mom souq in the UAE – http://www.momsouq.com

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Nutella’s attempt. not original but Nutella lovers will share this on their social media

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This was posted on Facebook by Restronaut. if they designed it they should really put a logo.

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Simple clean, no bling bling.

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i like this one, it’s different. don’t know where it’s from though

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Not the coolest of them, but there’s a cat in it. things r always cool where there’s a cat involved

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quirky cute pixels

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It’s cute coz it’s using the mascot 🙂

Advertising / brands

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I’ll be updating it as the month goes on.

xoxox

Jess

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4 Responses to “Creative Ramadan”

  1. HishamAD July 11, 2013 at 12:28 pm #

    nice list. I liked the last 3 ads
    and I miss vimto

    • Jessy Shoucair July 14, 2013 at 6:31 am #

      No vimto in Lebanon?

      • HishamAD July 14, 2013 at 6:43 am #

        Not easily found. I had a bottle 3-4 years ago. Can’t remember where I got it from.

  2. Tarik August 22, 2013 at 10:32 am #

    Nice designs, but my pet peeve with Ramadan artwork is that they always focus on lanterns. I have never in my entire life in the middle east seen anyone light or use a lantern in Ramadan. Where the hell did this come from? I cringe when I see the lanterns. Awful cliche. Terrible source for creative inspiration as it is not related. But ya, nice post 🙂

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