Nestlé KitKat x Mariam Abbas

Product design & illustration for a limited edition UAE National Day package

Client | Nestlé Kitkat

Our limited edition KitKat package is the perfect combination of taste, tradition, and artistry, celebrating the National Day of the United Arab Emirates.

Portraying the northern-most rugged mountainous region all the way down to the golden deserts, diving headfirst into the deep blue and rising up out onto the shores of the glistening metropolis of modern day UAE.

Among the depicted landmarks of our seven beautiful Emirates are historical forts, the infamous blue souk, and numerous cultural elements that spark up nostalgia.

This limited edition package is not only a delicious treat but also a collector's item, serving as a cherished memento of the celebration. Whether you keep it as a special keepsake or share it with loved ones, this KitKat package is a delightful way to commemorate the joyous occasion.

Vintage Architectural Marvels of the United Arab Emirates

Preserving the heritage of the Emirates’ iconic landmarks.

Client | Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Washington, DC

Immerse yourself in the beauty of vintage architectural marvels of the United Arab Emirates through this carefully illustrated collection. Each of the 4 illustrations created for ‘Brand Identity’ - a coffee table book published by the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Washington, DC. - captures the distinct charm of four iconic landmarks.

The first illustration depicts the vibrant Dubai Creek, a bustling waterway that has played a vital role in the city's trading heritage.

The second illustration showcases Al Mahatta in Sharjah, the first airport of the United Arab Emirates, built in 1932. The airport has been converted into an aviation-themed museum that holds a rich history of the region's aviation development.

The third artwork brings to life the enchanting Volcano Fountain of Abu Dhabi, a captivating fusion of water, fire, and light. The final piece, King Faisal Mosque in Sharjah, captures the architecture's intricate details, it’s towering columns and beautiful minarets, inviting you to appreciate its grandeur.

Embark on a visual journey through these illustrations and let yourself be captivated by the allure and significance of these remarkable landmarks.

Concrete Odyssey

Wall relief sculptures exploring the interplay of shadows and surfaces.

Client | A private collector

Crafted with meticulous precision, the sculptures boast an intriguing blend of depth, texture, and form that invites both visual and tactile engagement. Every curve and contour of the sculpture is thoughtfully designed to evoke a sense of fluidity.

The concrete finish adds a touch of raw elegance, enhancing the interplay between light and shadow. Whether showcased in a gallery, a home, or a corporate setting, their presence adds a touch of elegance and artistic allure, elevating the ambiance and fostering a sense of aesthetic appreciation.

Illustrated Coffee Cups: Mirzam Dubai & Abu Dhabi Editions

Capturing the flavors of two iconic cities in every sip.

Client | Mirzam Chocolate Makers

Introducing a remarkable duo of paper cups, each adorned with exquisite illustrations that portray the essence of two distinct UAE locations.

Beginning from the right, the first cup showcases the iconic Mirzam on the Dubai Creek—a mesmerizing scene that encapsulates the city's rich heritage and vibrant energy. Every intricate detail comes to life, from the bustling waterfront to the architectural marvels that dot the skyline.

Moving to the second cup, you'll be captivated by Mirzam's Abu Dhabi location—an homage to the capital's architectural beauty and lively ambiance. Crafted with meticulous detail, each stroke of the pen breathes life into the illustrations, infusing your sips with a hint of artistic flair.

Illustrated Puzzle Celebrating National Day of the United Arab Emirates

A blend of past and present, showcasing the iconic treasures of the Emirates.

Client | Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Washington, DC

The 500-piece puzzle, distributed during National Day celebrations at the embassy, is a captivating representation of the United Arab Emirates. With intricate illustrations and attention to detail, the puzzle combines both old and new landmarks taking you on a journey through the Emirates from ancient ruins to modern skyscrapers.

The jigsaw offers an immersive experience, allowing you to piece together and uncover hidden gems of the Emirates' landscape.

The Scroll Memorabilia

An Artistic Tribute to Sharjah's Literary Triumph as UNESCO World Book Capital.

Client | Invest in Sharjah and House of Wisdom

'The Scroll’ monument by the sculptor Gerry Judah - situated in the heart of Sharjah - is a representation of a scroll spiraling and unwinding upwards. It serves as a powerful symbol of Sharjah's designation as the UNESCO World Book Capital in 2019, a prestigious recognition of the emirate's commitment to promoting literature and knowledge.

Crafted for Invest in Sharjah and House of Wisdom, this special memorabilia - illustrated with a digital pen - encapsulates the spirit of the monument, offering a tangible piece of Sharjah's cultural legacy.

We Aim for the Stars

From Camels to Stars: Tracing the UAE's 50-Year Travel Transformation.

Client | Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Washington, DC

A symbolic illustration titled "We Aim for the Stars," created in celebration of the United Arab Emirates' National Day in collaboration with the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Washington, DC. This stylized digital pen illustration takes viewers on a visual journey through the remarkable evolution of travel over the 50 years of the Emirates.

The artwork artfully captures the spirit of progress and innovation, showcasing the various stages of transportation that have shaped the UAE's rich history. Beginning with the era of camel caravans, representing the region's ancient past, the illustration seamlessly transitions to the era of dhows and boats, symbolizing the significance of sea trade and exploration.

As the viewer's gaze moves forward in time, the artwork presents the advancement to the modern era of cars and airplanes, signifying the rapid growth and development witnessed by the Emirates. Finally, the artwork reaches a breathtaking climax as it showcases the UAE's aspiration and ambition to soar to new heights, literally reaching for the stars. Through meticulous detail, this artwork encapsulates the UAE's journey and accomplishments, embodying the spirit of progress, resilience, and the constant pursuit of innovation. "We Aim for the Stars" stands as a vibrant tribute to the United Arab Emirates' rich heritage, remarkable achievements, and boundless potential as it enters its 50th year.

Capsule Arts x Mariam Abbas

Notebook Project.

Client | Capsule Arts

This bespoke notepad was created exclusively for Capsule Art’s key clients. From design to templates, bookbinding to illustration, and even the exquisite bronze foiling, the notepad has been meticulously curated and brought to life by the artist.

The cover illustration hints a desert plant native of the United Arab Emirates. To add a touch of elegance, the artwork is finished off with a bronze foiled sun as its centerpiece and hand bound with linen threads.

Botanical Illustrations of Pheonix Dactylifera

Capturing the intricacies of the majestic Date Palm.

Client | Brownbook - Expo Milano’s UAE Pavilion

Botanical illustrations of Phoenix Dactylifera, more commonly known as the date palm. Each intricately detailed artwork captures the exquisite features and graceful presence of this iconic tree. From its elegant fronds swaying in the breeze to the mesmerizing formation of its fruits, every aspect of the date palm is meticulously depicted, showcasing its natural allure.

These illustrations not only showcase the aesthetic beauty of the date palm but also pay homage to the significance it holds in the Arabian culture.