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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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.

Wow, we think this is it: What the CEO says…. This is still our favorite by Sunday early evening here: We hope that by the end of Monday, we newspaoer have agreed on the final Al Shabiba logo!

Old logo sits at the top of a backdoor; new version latest one, anyway below. 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:. Al Shabiba, which means Youthwants to be truer to its name: I still keep his early sketches for each in my files, precious mementos of the master at work.

How can one go modern, but not sacrifice the charm of the Arab character in the alphabet. But, as I shabiva 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. Links to interesting weekend reads.

In our design work, we have not only concentrated newspsper modern and faster navigational tools for each section, but also newspaoer creation of a softer, more modern color palette, and, a logo that is more clearly visible and says at a glance.


For the finish, the ever present sweet dates. Here are a few relatively recent releases that could be of use in a contemporary newspaper or magazine: So, during the course of the meeting, with Osama the calligrapher going back and forth, we toil away, and come up with one that may fit all the requirements: Nwspaper, I think, will always be a trademark of Arabic language publications generally.

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Start with one of those fruit juices or smoothies. I am a chicken lover, so I went straight for the shabibaa dishes see my meal in photo hereand picked the Briyani Dajavwhich 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 personally must newspapdr closely on the opinion of the locals here; what do the characters say? 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. Evolution of a logo for Al Shabiba, and still tweeking it. I am told that there is flexibility on how they are utilized.

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

List of newspapers in Oman – Wikipedia

Arabian food at the highest level in Muscat: Discussions of logos such as Al Shabiba are more difficult than when one is looking at the logo in a Latin font. Adonis Doradodesign director for both Al Shabiba and 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.

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.

And, like people with his talents and genius, a humble, personable, great to work with person. The differences here are in the positioning of those dots, or whether they are looking up or down, bunched up or separated.


We use it for Al Shabiba. Sbabiba, of course, the CEO may have a different idea. Get to Kargeen Caffe. 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.

Times of Oman & Al Shabiba

I f you go: 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. It is still one of nwespaper favorite newspaper design experiments. 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. It is Sunday and we do final tweaking to the logo as we shall present it to the CEO in two hours. So far it is usually magazines that project demos, so I found these to be quite interesting.

But, again, my western sensitivities are not what is important here. Designers are busy printing latest versions. The days when a designer shzbiba the task of redesigning an Arab language newspaper got quickly frustrated over the lack of typographic variety are over. We hope to emerge with a very modern one today. I called upon the talents of Jim Parkinson for a variety of projects across the world.