Learn about the Al-Shabiba, a local newspaper in Muscat, Oman in the Mondo Times news media guide. Print Media – Newspapers. Al Shabiba. Surf our Website City: Ruwi Muscat. Tel: Fax: E-mail: [email protected] Project Information. Times of Oman & Al Shabiba Newspapers. Skills: Adobe InDesign; Adobe Photoshop. Client: Times of Oman & Al Shabiba, Muscat, Oman .

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For the finish, the ever present sweet dates. Of course, changes of logo are never easy, in any alphabet. So while dozens newspapfr exquisitely-designed Latin typefaces appear each year, only a small fraction of that number are designed for Arabic. But, of newspaaper, the CEO may have a different idea. I f you go: We hope to emerge with a very modern one today.

How can one go modern, but not sacrifice the charm of the Arab character in the alphabet. 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. Wow, we think this is it: A lot has happened since this version appeared.

We use it for Al Shabiba Palatino Arabic http: Nassim was designed to work in small sizes, in a dictionary, say, or newspaper zl rare achievement.

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Also, I give you a glimpse of the section fronts for Al Shabiba: Oh, decisions, decisions Thinking ahead: Osama says that, indeed, characters should not touch, so he goes back to the drawing board and separates them. 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 heads 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.


I am told that there is flexibility on how they are utilized. Time to close the shop this Saturday, and go for a run on the beach.

So I take a good look and I see that we have a system of dividing lines. Discussions of logos such as Al Shabiba are more difficult than when one is looking at the logo in a Latin font. Meanwhile, as we came into the building thru a backdoor today, I noticed a very old Al Shabiba logo still sitting at the top of the door.

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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. Get to Kargeen Caffe. 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.

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. Ariss himself may join forces with a young Arabic designer and create the Arabic version of his legendary US product.

More to come as the day progresses. We compromise, we go back to the drawing board.

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For Al Shabiba, time has been well spent. It is still one of my favorite newspaper design experiments. How logo would fit at the top of Page One in this prototype page. 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.


How would the logo look on a t-shirt?

It seems to work, but this is still work in progress. The making of the logo involves heavy duty calligraphy, so it is good to have the calligraphers sitting next to us. At the end, i ask the Arab language readers in the room to take a look and see what newspaer they have in 10 seconds. Here is our final work of the day. This is still our favorite by Sunday early evening here: Reed Reibstein has sent me some materials that I also find of importance for all of us before we head newapaper to business meetings next week:.

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 newapaper that some newspapers once used. Of course, there are still not as many designers working exclusively on Newwspaper alphabets as we have for Latin fonts.

One thing is for sure, many Arab language newspapers are NOW very ready to make design a part of their culture.

Of course, there is a bowl of dates for something sweet after this way too big a meal for lunch. We are still going at it, and will keep you updated. We use it for Al Shabiba. Old logo sits at the top of a backdoor; new version latest one, anyway below.

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