Is a Le­banese artist mostly known for re­viv­ing lost sym­bolic na­tional icons and ex­tract­ing them from our col­lec­tive mem­ory to lend them a new life of their own. Her fur­ni­ture line (Sumi Fur­ni­tures) made of re­cy­cled wood, dec­o­rated with kitsch vin­tage reta

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Why do pop ref­er­ences have such an ap­peal on peo­ple?

There is some­thing sooth­ing in the lo­gos of our child­hood. They project us back in time to a happy pe­riod. We were kids when all th­ese lo­gos were part of our en­vi­ron­ment, when ev­ery thing was dif­fer­ent.

Our way of life has dras­ti­cally changed since then and we be­came adults with re­spon­si­bil­i­ties; and some­times, it just feels good to re­mem­ber how it was to hold a Bon­jus at a birth­day party or to watch a YES ad on the only black and white TV we had at home.

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