Beautiful African Couple

Soda, rhythm and a beautiful African couple

/ Graphis Silver Award | New York

Houda Bakkali was awarded with the Graphis Silver Award for the artwork “Beautiful African Woman” | Category Advertising Annual 2019


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This artwork wants to convey a message to women so that they feel free. Always free. We have to feel free in our ideas, our creations and our feelings. Not afraid of failure, there is no absolute failure. We must fight for our dreams. We have to be clear with the idea that each woman is unique and extraordinarily strong. We have to believe in ourselves. We must love each other and fight for our dreams, our rights and our future. Let’s fight together because together we are much stronger.

This series was created as a tribute to the African and Arab woman. A tribute to her power, her beauty, her intelligence, her dynamism, her transgressive spirit, her passion for freedom, her rebellious nature, her subtlety, her desire to conquer the world, her attachment to happiness, her enthusiasm, her passion for life and her solidarity. This is a tribute to one of the women with more strength, brilliance, love and beauty I have ever known. A unique woman, an eternal woman. A woman who fought in the anonymity for the freedom and equality of Arabic and African women. Mom, this is my tribute. I love you.


Artist: Houda Bakkali

Year: 2018

Technique:  This is an artwork based on digital illustration technique in combination with digital collage. I like to use color as an impact element and the simple lines, almost imperceptible, as the basis of the compositions. Each work seeks attention by its own personality. Respecting the essence of the protagonist: simple but strong.


Award: Silver Award | Advertising Annual 2019, New York 2018
Award delivery date: the 10th of October, 2018
ArtworkBeautiful African Woman
Artist: Houda Bakkali  (Barcelona, Spain)
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