Read online free Al Shabiba daily newspaper in Arabic (العربية) from Oman: Asia. Al Shabiba. Surf our Website. Address. P.O. Box: City: Ruwi Muscat. Tel: Fax: E-mail: [email protected] Al-Shabiba Mazraa (in Arabic الشبيبة المزرعة) is one of the traditional sports clubs in Lebanon established in , with a long established program in football .

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The only example I could find ahabiba in the recent typeface Massira —but here, it is only used in the highly informal version http: It is considered mainly the club of the Lebanese Greek Orthodox communityalthough it has members from other religious communities.

This is an Arabic calligraphy with years of tradition. Oh, decisions, decisions Thinking ahead: Here we are in HOT Muscat, going out for a quick lunch, and hoping for the best. Kinaan feels passionate about staying closer to classic Arabic characters: We are doing it here, xl. The unconnected dots are still ok though.

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I may Tweet the results from the gala tonight. Today we finalize things here and I plan to show you some of the full pages for both Al Shabiba and Times of Oman as the day progresses. A page of culture. He and I often discuss the topic, especially now that he knows I am deeply involved with the launch of Al Shabiba here in Muscat. We have spent two hours talking mostly about the sheen and how Arab readers may perceive it.

And of course the designs themselves are new, designed in the last several years by Nadine Chahine at Linotype shzbiba collaboration a, both Zapf and Frutiger. In this case, he feels that the dots would do better than the flame, but the important thing is to raise one of the letters with an ascender see my sketchand move one of the inferior dots slightly to the right. This is still our favorite by Sunday early evening here: We are hoping to hear from her today!

Osama says that, indeed, characters should not touch, so he goes back to the drawing board and separates them. Good news on the Arab font development front 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.


Sabiba article about a Lebanese football club is a stub. Designers are busy printing latest versions.

Nassim was designed to work in small sizes, in a dictionary, say, or newspaper columns—a rare achievement. Despite the slower pace zl development, several typefaces complete with advanced typographic shabina, complemented by multiple weights, and suitable for book, poster, and, thankfully, publication design have emerged over the last few years. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. That would be much easier on the eyes and less confusing. With three more hours before the dinner, just stay tuned.

This shabba not mean that one cannot call the local calligrapher to create a customized font. But Jan Kny, our Garcia Media art director Garcia Media Europe points out that the dots are too close to shabiga otherso we ask him to separate him. It seems to work, but this is still work in progress.

We are almost there………the version we like MAY still win! Both Nadine and Kinaan agreed that the dots at the bottom needed to be moved slightly to the right All of us involved with this project are so into it that we were up extremely early this morning, communicating with each other, looking at reactions, and putting together ONE more version of the logo: For the first time, re-thinking a Middle Eastern newspaper or magazine need not mean commissioning custom type—though custom type will often remain the mark of quality Arabic publications for years shabibaa come.

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After they refused continuing to play the season, they were demoted to Lebanese Third Division and finally to the Fourth Division to return to Third Division recently. Ariss himself may join forces with a young Arabic designer and create the Arabic version of his legendary US product. So while dozens of exquisitely-designed Latin typefaces appear each year, only a small fraction of that number are designed for Arabic.

Here is what Reed reports: Ahmed dressed in white at right in most photos. I specifically asked Nadine her views on the two logo finalists we had going into the dinner scroll down to see themand she felt that we should stay with what we had there, and not go for further alterations: On the final decision front: Not many designers use it these days, but it may have a vibrant renaissance in Arab language newspapers.


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.

These are the two finalists now but it will be tonight at the gala dinner when we will know! We are happy and have written back to Nadine with some questions that should be of interest to anyone curious about Arabic alphabets and fonts.

However, Arab type typographer and font developer, Nadine Chahinewhom we much respect for her creation of Arabic fonts such as Frutiger Arabic and Neue Helvetica Arabicamong others, feels differently:.

Lost in a sea of sheens, some with evil connotations! The logo discussion has subsided, thank God, and we are now down to two choices: Discussions of logos such as Al Shabiba are more difficult than when one is looking at the logo in a Latin font. 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. Perhaps the most exciting aspect of Nassim, however, is that it was designed for Tasmeemthe remarkable plug-in for InDesign ME that brings traditional Arabic calligraphic refinement to typography.

This diagram shows the logo we considered finalist last night, with corrections suggested by Nadine Chahine and Prof. That is where we are right now.

But, of course, the CEO may have a shabibs idea. We are still going at it, and will keep you updated. Basheer Kinaanand a self-proclaimed expert on Arab calligraphic forms although a dentist by profession spent a good chunk of time with me and calligrapher Osama Aljawish making his point.

Ahmed shows up, and we have two finalists on the table: