The Orientalist 

Tabloid format (43.2 x 27.9 CM)
Publication Studio, The American University in Cairo

A newspaper layout & editorial design, with the aim to create a contemporary design based on the topic of Middle Eastern Art, while challenging traditional newspaper rules and experimenting with new styles.

The newspaper’s content is bilingual, including both Arabic and English. The two languages are separated; the right side being the Arabic section and the left side being the English section. Additionally, instead of creating a logo, a stylized name tag that works for both the Latin & Arabic sections by a simple flip was created.

The side header is a more contemporary take on Newspapers. It features all the important information found on a newspaper headers while still allowing for full use of top and bottom spaces and creating a breathable and beautiful design. It also allows the reader to quickly find information such as date, page number and section from both sides of the pages without losing focus from the page content.

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