this category, LebanonPostcard presents two colored posters
reproducing the Lebanese civil war in rich details.
Posters have been created with great care; they are reproduced
on paper of high quality with a glossy surface.
are thus one of the best souvenir gifts you can have from Lebanon.
Have A Nice Day (57.5 x 82 cm) >>
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1987, the civil war was far from ending. The renowned Hamra Street,
one of the main symbols of Beirut's modernity and rising culture
in the 1960s and 1970s, had become more of a frantic circus where
people lost most of their senses, bread was worth your life and
water was a luxury…
The artist, Walid Zbib, who was only 22 years old back
then, chose Hamra Street as the scene of his artwork, because
while being similar to any other street in Beirut at that time,
Hamra was very rich in controversy.
With witty play on words, a meticulous sense of observation and
attention to detail, the artist came very close to the core concerns
of the regular Lebanese during the civil war.
"Beirut… Have A Nice Day" is a sarcastic and tremendously
funny poster that had a great effect on popular culture and is
still remembered by many today, even after years of its first
Whether you lived through the Lebanese war or just heard about
it, "Beirut… Have A Nice Day" is an invitation
to look back on those days with a smile and a bit of irony…
But then again who knows, maybe that "Nice Day" will
Beirut vs. Beirut (64.5 x 91 cm) >>
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again the war is the theme in Walid Zbib's work. 1990, "Beirut
vs. Beirut", the title says it all. What do you expect from
a city tearing itself apart?
The museum crossing point between West Beirut and East Beirut
was a decisive and dangerous place that represented the dichotomy
of a city in torment.
"Beirut vs. Beirut" presents an ironic overview on the
social and political situation in Beirut near the end of the civil
In the center is "Mansour Castle", one of the many symbols
of the war, used by politicians as a provisory parliament.
Barricades, fuel smuggling, land mines, bread trafficking
and all sorts of war games, come together in this humorous and
witty poster that's very rich in detail. You surely will not uncover
its many facets at once!
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