Lebanese Artist Is Preserving Lebanon’s Heritage One Design At A Time

Michel S. Azar

Lebanese artist and self-proclaimed artoholic Michel S. Azar is investing himself in preserving the architectural heritage of his homeland through art.

Currently based in Jeddah as the Senior Art Director at Leo Burnett in Saudi Arabia, Azar has on his belt nearly a decade’s worth of experience in the field.

The961 got in touch with Azar, who told us that despite all the issues Lebanon is facing, every Lebanese should be an ambassador for their country and showcase its beauty and richness.

He dedicated himself to doing so through his project, Labnané, where he portrays Lebanon’s landmark buildings in hopes to increase awareness of the grandeur of the country and its people.

Inspired by Pablo Picasso and Piet Mondrian, Azar’s Labnané is his way of showing Lebanon’s architecture to the world in a modern, simple, and minimalistic way that touches the heart.

Behind these colorful and minimalistic art designs is his fiery passion for his homeland, and his desire to see it become the great country it has the potential to be.

Here are some of Azar’s astounding Labnané designs:

The Capital By The Sea

The Bustros Palace, Achrafieh

The Triumphal Arch of Tyre, South Lebanon

Our Lady of Lebanon, Harissa

The Lebanese Aroma of a Coffee Break

Sawfar Grand Hotel, Aley

Mar Mikhael Train Station, Beirut

The Hermel’s Pyramid, Bekaa

Faqra’s Roman Temples

Lebanon The Message… In A Bottle

The Palace of Beiteddine, Chouf

The National Museum, Beirut

Lebanon, a wealth of diversity

Toasting for Beirut

This is Lebanon

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Lebanese Artist Is Preserving Lebanon's Heritage One Design At A Time

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