An Emirati artist with a special knack for picking up the idiosyncrasies of people around him, Abdulla Lufti draws with a bold stroke, usually in black and white. His cartoon-like art shows people as they react to everyday activities. Pure Zeitgeist. We see ourselves, our friends, our families in his art. The British fashion retailer AllSaints engaged Abdula Lufti to create artwork for t-shirts, an ideal place for his bold designs. He was the first local artist to create a capsule range of men’s graphic t-shirts to celebrate the Ramadan season of 2021. The characteristic illustrations reflect his Arab roots and a musical theme. The collection sold out within a few weeks.
This is but one of numerous collaborations Abdulla Lufti has done with well-known brands. His work is prominently featured at Dubai International Airport, and he has been commissioned to collaborate with other artists on exciting projects.2