Dire Dawa is city in Harar region, Ethiopia. It is a commercial and industrial center located on the Addis Ababa–Djibouti railroad. Manufactures include processed meat, vegetable oil, textiles, and cement. There are also railroad workshops in the city. Dire Dawa was founded in 1902 when the railroad from Djibouti reached the area, and its growth has resulted largely from trade brought by the railroad.
in the above illustrated picture that express dire in one photo which is designed by Designer Kaleab Matiwos. As Dire Dawa has a rich wealth of pre-historic cave paintings some of which have achieved international recognition through the efforts of the French and American Geologists that have studied them several times in the last 75 years, while there are still other caves that have never been studied so far, those cave paints are inluded in the illustrated picture above in a futuristic way.
In the middle of the illustration Designer Kaleab included camels, peoples with different life style and culture also kefira market. Kefira is a traditional market place where one can see the colorful presentation of all people of the region in their cultural dresses. The presence of camels, donkeys, and the inevitable Gharris, two wheeled carts drown by a horse or a mule, gives it an aura of going back to medieval times.
long face transformation from normal blurred image reference ( the reference pic is attached to the right lower corner of the picture in small rectangle shape) to this amazing and funny body structure. its all done by photoshop it took almost a hour to complete. also if you want any of your photos to be changed to any of funny arts just contact us and leave a comment bellow.
kaleab matiwos is a motivated architect, graphics designer & event manager who is currently working in dire dawa university.
Kaleab has received many awards for his success from well-established companies such as Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation EBC, Dire Dawa University DDU, British Council Ethiopia, Dire Dawa development association & others to name a few. Kaleab is known by participating on different voluntary activities.
After spending more than 10 years in graphics designing, kaleab understands what drives Art & how to spread the sector of Art, specially the image sector awareness.
Now kaleab is able to design & produce professional high quality graphics designs such as : Brochures & magazines, signage, packaging, illustration, branding, logos, identity designs, marketing collateral, iconography, web design, banner adds, reports and presentations, social media graphics, info graphics, character design etc…