Beyrouth is French for Beirut. BYEROUTH is the misspelled version of the word inducing leave-taking.
I stenciled this word of mine on a few crumbling walls in the city, during my last hours before moving to the USA. Few months later, BYEROUTH developed into a sketchbook that is currently traveling across the five continents, passing by 15 of my Lebanese friends residing in the diaspora. Each person prints his house key's pattern and pastes the stamps he/she received from the preceding country on a spread.
The text in the sketchbook is by the Lebanese poet Gebran Khalil Gebran entitled 'You have your Lebanon and I have my Lebanon' through which he redefines Lebanon as seen from afar. You can follow BYEROUTH's journey here.