Since the tragic explosion that devastated Beirut on Aug. 4, Lebanese artists have shown incredible solidarity and initiative in the effort to rebuild their beloved capital. A handful of DIY fundraisers are now actively rallying support from the global creative community, including the recently launched Beirut Editions print sale.
This charitable initiative is the brainchild of Lebanese graphic designer Tala Safié and filmmaker Noel Paul, in collaboration with writer Perrin Drumm and design collective Partner & Partners. Seeking to provide emergency relief to communities in need, Beirut Editions is now selling limited-edition (and discounted!) art prints from popular creatives like Mona Chalabi, Jordy van den Nieuwendijk, Mohamad Abdouni and Iman Raad. The works range from the playful to the provocative, with some pieces evoking memories of the past, while others projecting visions and dreams for the future. Below, we’ve picked out a few of our favourites, though there’s really no going wrong with this beautifully curated collection.
Would you like to purchase a print? Visit the Beirut Editions store before November 30th to take part in the sale. 100% of the proceeds will go towards Haven For Artists, Egna Legna Besidet and Anti-Racist Movement, three local NGOs who provide emergency aid and shelter to LGBTQ individuals, single mothers, the elderly, and migrant domestic workers most affected by the blast.
Top image: Bound to Bloom by Amber Vittoria, risograph printed by Elaine Lopez (left). Government Survey by Mona Chalabi, risograph printed by Elaine Lopez (right). All images thanks to Beirut Editions.