Waguih Ghali (25 February 1929 – 5 January 1969) was an Egyptian writer, best known for his novel Beer in the Snooker Club (André Deutsch, 1964). Fearing political persecution, Ghali spent his adult years impoverished, living in exile in Europe. He killed himself on January 5, 1969.
We were approached by Al Mahrousa Publishing House to design and curate a series of compiled letters that detail his correspondence with his best friend author Diana Atthil in his final years. The book utilizes a minimalistic approach to type usage and layout in order to further emphasize and pull focus on the scanned letters and what they hold to Ghali’s prevailing legacy.
Client: Al Mahrousa Publishing House
Photographer: Abdallah Ice