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We quickly evolved from that one, but it goes to show that dealing with an Arab alphabet presents challenges we never have to worry about with a Latin alphabet, for example.

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The making of the logo involves heavy duty calligraphy, so it is good to have the calligraphers sitting next to us. I am a chicken lover, so I went straight shabiga the chicken 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.

Arabian food at the highest level in Muscat: Is making one character bigger, or colorizing it, as a do here, going to somehow change the meaning or the perception?

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. We think we like what we already have, but apparently the big boss wants to see other shwbiba. Of course, changes of logo are never easy, in any alphabet. Here is our final work of the day. We hope to emerge with a very modern one today. Start with one of those fruit juices or smoothies.


Osama says that, indeed, characters should not touch, so he goes back to the drawing board and separates them. 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. It is Sunday and we do final tweaking to the logo as we shall present it to the CEO in two hours. So I take a good look and I see that we have a system of dividing lines. I called upon the talents of Jim Parkinson for a variety of projects across the world.

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: 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.

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. We use it for Al Shabiba Palatino Arabic http: More to come as the day progresses. There are ads in the menu of the Kargeen Caffe—-and a hungry and captive audience to look at them.

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And, like people with his talents and genius, a humble, personable, great to work with person. Chahine recently released her newest face, Neue Helvetica Arabic http: Discussions of logos such as Al Shabiba are neaspaper difficult than when one is looking at the logo in a Latin font.

For the finish, the ever present sweet dates. Evolution of a logo for Al Shabiba, and still tweeking it One almost final version of the Al Shabiba logo: 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. I still keep his early sketches for each in my files, precious mementos of the master at work. We have spent two hours talking mostly about the sheen and how Arab newspapeer may perceive it.


Ahmed dressed in white at right in most photos. Tasmeem really has to be seen to be believed: So, during the shsbiba of the meeting, with Osama the calligrapher going back and forth, we toil away, and come up with one that may fit all the jewspaper How logo would fit at the top of Page One in this prototype page.

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What I call Sheen 1 iswell, sexy——a snake that appears all of a sudden, ready to attack or seduce; Sheen 2 has a sense of order. Good discussion of advertising strategies for the iPad http: At 69, Parkinson is still a genius to listen to. There are many fewer professional Arabic type designers compared to those who work on the Latin script. This does not mean that one cannot call the local calligrapher to create a customized font.

How would the logo look on a t-shirt? I was honored to work with him through the years, and what a thrill it was to see him in action: It seems to work, but this is still work in progress. Sign up and we will keep you updated.

But I notice that outside of the US, this is not customary. Nassim was designed to work in small shbiba, in a dictionary, say, or newspaper columns—a rare achievement.