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I f you go: We continue newwpaper consult with the others. A superb summary of 15 video demonstrations of prototype publications on the iPad, from exact replicas of the print editions to truly interactive magazines. While their Latin complements have been around long enough I have used them repeatedly over the years myself, but not much nowadaysto the Arabic reading world these are brand new looks. Sign up and we will keep you updated. I called upon the talents of Jim Shahiba for a variety of projects across the world.
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.
I take a long time to draw one Arab character, but I find that it is the best neespaper for me to convey to the calligrapher what I have in mind, and how I wish to proceed. One almost final version of the Al Shabiba logo: This does not mean that one cannot call the newspaped calligrapher to create a customized font. It is Sunday and we do final tweaking to the logo as nnewspaper shall present it to the CEO in two hours.
Perhaps the most exciting aspect of Newsppaer, however, is that it was designed for Tasmeemthe remarkable plug-in for InDesign ME that brings traditional Arabic calligraphic refinement to typography. 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. Of course, changes of logo are never easy, in any alphabet. So while dozens of exquisitely-designed Latin typefaces appear each year, only a small fraction of that number are designed for Arabic.
We hope to emerge with a very modern one today.
Links to interesting weekend reads. I was honored to work with him through the years, and what a thrill it was to see him in action: Adonis Doradodesign director for both Al Shabiba and the English-language Sl of Oman which we are also readying for a new design is working hard on the new logo concepts along with designers Nasser Newspapfrand Osama Aljawish.
So far it is usually magazines that project demos, so I found these to be quite interesting. To that effect, I asked him what shabiiba had read recently about the subject of Arab font development.
Also, I give you a glimpse of the section fronts for Al Shabiba: Each time he would produce a winner, whether it was restoration or creation.
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The weekend is here and time to offer you some interesting links for when hsabiba are ready to sit down to catch up. In our design work, we have not only concentrated on modern and faster navigational tools for each section, but also the creation of a nedspaper, more modern color palette, and, a logo that is more clearly visible and says at a glance. How would the logo look on a t-shirt? Oh, decisions, decisions Thinking ahead: It takes many hands to create a sheen that hits the spot, as you can see here.
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.
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Designers are busy printing latest versions. 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.
And, like people with his talents and genius, a humble, personable, great to work with person. Ariss himself may join forces with a young Arabic designer and create the Arabic version of his legendary US product.
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This is still our favorite by Sunday early evening here: Video of Jim Parkinson interview: For those now joining thie weekend-long blog conversation: We have spent two hours talking mostly about the sheen and how Arab readers may perceive it.
These are the finalists presented, from which we all picked the top one: 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.
At 69, Parkinson is still a genius to listen to. Ahmed dressed in white at right in most photos. Arabian food at the highest level in Muscat: How can one go modern, but not ao the charm of the Arab character in the alphabet.
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 shabba separate him. 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: That, I think, will always be a trademark of Arabic language publications generally. Of course, there are still not as many designers working exclusively on Arab alphabets as we have for Latin fonts.
But, again, my western sensitivities are not what is important here. We use it for Al Shabiba. Discussions of logos such as Al Shabiba are more difficult than when one is looking at the logo in a Latin font. At the end, i ask the Arab language readers in the room to take a look and see what reaction they have in 10 seconds.
The differences here are in the positioning of those dots, or whether they are looking up or down, bunched up or separated. Here is our final work of the day.
But, of course, the CEO may have a different idea. I personally must rely closely on the opinion of the locals here; what do the characters say?
Chahine recently released her newest face, Neue Helvetica Arabic http: