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Here is our final work of the day. Video of Jim Parkinson interview: But, as I keep mentioning, the name of this newspaper, Al Shabiba, means The Youth, so a little young dancing on the page may not be a bad idea.

Also, I give you a glimpse of the section fronts for Al Shabiba: This does not mean that one cannot call the local calligrapher to create a customized font. There are many fewer professional Arabic type designers compared to those who work on the Latin script. It is Saturday in hot try 42C and sunny Muscat, but we only see the sun thru the windows, as we are diligently working on doing final tweaks to the logo of Al Shabiba. The days when a designer facing the task shabiiba redesigning an Arab language newspaper got quickly frustrated over the lack of typographic variety are over.

Not many designers use it these days, but it may have a vibrant renaissance in Arab language newspapers Frutiger: Of course, there are still not as many designers working exclusively on Arab alphabets as we have for Latin fonts.

I have a feeling we are shabiab there: Ahmed dressed in white at right in most photos. So, during the course of the meeting, with Osama the calligrapher going back and forth, we toil away, and come up with one that shbaiba fit all the requirements: Here are a few relatively recent releases that could be of use in a contemporary newspaper or magazine: But Jan Kny, our Garcia Media art director Garcia Media Europe points out that the dots are too close to each otherso we ask him to separate him.

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It seems to work, but this is still work in progress. Reed Reibstein has sent me some materials that I also find of importance for all of us before we head out to business meetings next week:. Ariss himself may join forces with a young Arabic designer and create the Arabic version of his legendary US product.


News;aper course, there is a bowl of dates for something sweet after this way too big a meal for lunch. But, of course, the CEO may have a different idea.

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Good news on the Arab font development front The days when a designer facing the task of redesigning an Arab language newspaper got neqspaper frustrated over the lack of typographic variety are over. Not many designers use it these days, but it may have a vibrant renaissance in Arab language newspapers. Time to close the shop this Saturday, and go for a run on the beach.

Frutiger Arabic see details below. I paid my second visit to this fascinating and picturesque place today for lunch. But progress is tremendous, and we now have choices, including for Arab versions of fonts that we are well familiarized with, such as Palatino and Frutiger, among others. Wow, we think this is it: Start with one of those fruit juices or smoothies. I am a chicken lover, so I went straight for the chicken dishes see my meal in photo hereand picked the Briyani Shqbibashabibz comes in a pot with delicious rice mixed with nuts, and a soup that was light enough for lunch in a day when the temperature was very high.

I take a long time to draw one Arab character, but I find that it is the best way for me to convey to the calligrapher what I have in mind, and how I wish to proceed. And, like people with his talents and genius, a humble, personable, great to work with person. Even if implementing Tasmeem in newspaper text is too much to hope for, I would love to see Tasmeem-enabled fonts make an appearance in headlines, a modern version of the calligraphic handwritten headlines that some newspapers once used.

For the first time, re-thinking a Middle Newspaepr newspaper or magazine need not mean commissioning custom type—though custom type will often remain the mark of quality Arabic publications for years to come. In our design work, we have not only concentrated on modern and faster navigational tools for each section, but also the creation of a softer, more modern color palette, and, a logo that is more clearly visible and says at a glance.

I was honored to work with him through the years, and what a thrill it was to see him in action: The making of the logo involves heavy duty calligraphy, so it is good to have the calligraphers sitting next to us. He and I often discuss the topic, especially now that he knows I am deeply involved with the launch of Al Shabiba here in Muscat.


What the CEO says…. We hope to emerge with a very modern one today. As we are doing final retouching of the Al Shabiba logo, six days prior to launch, we invite you to come to the blog during the weekend and see where our work takes us Not easy to recreate Arabic characters, but we give it a try It is 4: Osama says that, indeed, characters should not touch, so he goes back to the drawing board and separates them.

It takes many hands to create a sheen that hits the spot, as you can see here. Despite the slower pace of development, several typefaces complete with advanced typographic features, complemented by multiple weights, and suitable for book, poster, and, thankfully, publication design have emerged over the last few years.

Is making one character bigger, or colorizing it, as we do here, going to somehow change the meaning or the perception? Discussions of logos such as Al Shabiba are more difficult than when one is looking at the logo in a Latin font. Ariss, as some may know, revolutionized newspaper design in the late 60s when he created a version of the Minneapolis Tribune that was entirely done in Helvetica.

Each time he would produce a winner, whether it was restoration or creation. Much has happened in the past five years in this regard, and I know of several other Arab language dailies considering design changes.

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Evolution of a logo for Al Shabiba, and still tweeking it One almost final version of the Al Shabiba logo: One thing is for sure, many Arab language newspapers are NOW very ready to newspaped design a part of their culture. How would the logo look on a t-shirt?

How can one go modern, but not sacrifice the charm of the Arab character in the alphabet. Adonis Nrwspaperdesign director for both Al Shabiba shahiba the English-language Times of Oman which we are also readying for a new design is working hard on the new logo concepts along with designers Nasser Othmanand Osama Aljawish. Arabian food at the highest level in Muscat: Of course, changes of logo are never easy, in any alphabet.

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