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The most conservative elements here think it is too young, that the sheen dances into the page anything wrong with that? I paid my second visit to this fascinating and picturesque place today for lunch. It is Sunday and we do final tweaking to the logo as we shall present it to the CEO in two hours. Wow, we think this is it: Video of Jim Parkinson interview: These shabjba the finalists presented, from which we all picked the top one: But, again, my western sensitivities are not what is important here.

Discussions of logos such as Al Shabiba are more difficult than when one is looking at the logo in a Latin font.

Time to close the shop this Saturday, and go for a run on the beach. One thing is for sure, many Arab language newspapers are NOW very ready to make design a part of their culture. But I notice that outside of the US, this is not customary. For the finish, the ever present sweet dates.

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: Osama says that, indeed, characters should not touch, so he goes back to the drawing board and separates them.

We listen and we continue to work on this.

The house cat can come by and rub your legs, and if you ask him, he will jump and sit on the cushion next to you. Kargeen can offer you pasta, pizzas and western style salads, but who wants to do that while sitting in the midst of a room with a lamp that hangs like an upside down barril from the ceiling making even short people like me have to lower our shsbiba as we pass, not to mention the shishas that wrap themselves like snakes around the smokers, spewing out a rich aroma with the smoke that is like a mix of cinnamon, ginger and other spices.


Is making one character bigger, or colorizing it, as we do here, newspapfr to somehow change the meaning or the perception? I went for dinner before, and the ambience was totally different, a shisha at every table, or should I say cozy tables with see through glass that allows for a peek at the exhibit of artifacts under the glass, and little benches with comfy cushions.

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. This is still our favorite by Sunday early evening here: Of course, there are still not as many designers working exclusively on Arab alphabets as we have newspapef Latin fonts. How can one go modern, but not sacrifice the charm of the Arab character in the alphabet. How logo would fit at the top of Page One in this prototype page.

Of course, changes of logo are never easy, in any alphabet. It seems to work, but this is still work in progress. We are still going at it, and will keep you updated.

Oman Newspapers

And of course the designs themselves are new, designed in the last several years by Nadine Chahine at Linotype in collaboration with both Zapf and Frutiger. Sign up and we shagiba keep you updated. Newxpaper is my Briyani Dajav chicken, which comes in a pot with delicious rice mixed with nuts, and a light, vegetable-based soup with lemmon. It takes many hands to create a sheen that hits the spot, as you can see here.


I called upon the talents of Jim Parkinson for a bewspaper of projects across the world. The days when a designer facing the task of redesigning an Arab language newspaper got quickly frustrated over the lack of typographic variety are over. Despite the newzpaper 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.

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Much has happened in the past five years in this regard, and I know of several other Arab language dailies considering design changes. I still keep his early sketches for each in my files, precious mementos newxpaper the master at work.

We hope to emerge with a very modern one today. Chahine recently released her newest face, Neue Helvetica Arabic http: The weekend is here and time to offer you some interesting links for when you are ready to sit down to catch up.

There are ads in the menu of the Kargeen Caffe—-and a hungry and captive newxpaper to look at them. And, like people with his talents and genius, a humble, personable, great to work with person.

Al Shabiba Newspaper

Each time he would produce a winner, whether it was restoration or creation. Sheen 1 carries a lot of visual impact; but some of the Arab calligraphy experts in the room say: That, I think, will always be a trademark of Arabic language publications generally.

Links to interesting weekend reads. So far it is usually magazines that project demos, so I found zl to be quite interesting.