Fatih Ozturk & Fatih Sinan Simsek
JORDAN artbook

Un-commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
A very short time ago, Fatih Sinan Simsek and i had an opportunity to work on a project regarding Jordan and we decided to create an artbook and an animation film based on our works related to the project. We published 10 editions with a sticker packs of the artworks on Jordan.

How was the illustration used:
First of all, we created all these artworks as stickers, paste ups, stencils and murals. Then we focused on the feeling that Jordan's colors, Arabic patterns, history and the connection between Ottoman and Jordan in history. We decided to use all these artworks to make an animation film that we write, which inspired by Lawrence from Arabia, Hejaz train and railway, Fahrelnissa Zeid.

How did you make this work:
This project started as hand drawn sketches of ideas about Jordan and digitally finalized, printed as a book and stickers. When packaging all materials together we also made a sticker of the QR code of the Jordan film and sticked it on package.

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Turkey / Istanbul

Fatih Ozturk ; I was born in Istanbul 1985. I graduated from Istanbul Mimar Sinan Fine Arts Faculty - Painting Department. After graduation i worked for sector of advertising.After that i decided to work as a freelancer at my own studio. Generally the illustrations that i created are used in advertising.I had the opportunity to work for the brands such as Apple, Turkish Airlines, Samsung etc. Nowadays i have my own painting and animation studio and i continue creating...Fatih Sinan Simsek ; I was born in Istanbul in 1985 and grew up on the street spending so much time on observing and understanding the social reality. Since the first time I started drawing, I’ve been pouring my whole life and experiences to my works. I spent 10 years working in the leading advertisement agencies of Turkey having the opportunity to work with prominent ad connoisseurs. I worked on every reasonable idea to realize my vision. I made a great effort to develop my artistic skills since the very early ages. I painted on the walls of streets and stuck my self-created stickers to the most busy places of the city to convey my messages to more people. I traveled different parts of the world in search of new inspirations.