Supercharged design in the UAE

The Abu Dhabi Formula One race was a good opportunity to show creativity and talent in the special coverage for the final race of the season. Sport is a big hit for the publications in the UAE and special attention is dedicated to the section in almost all newspapers because of diversity of the population. The country has also become an important centre for sports in Middle East.

It is important to mention that all special projects are available online; all publications are concerned about the importance of others platform, and special projects with graphics and television online give to the audience new alternatives to reach the news. The UAE is the most online connected country in the Middle East, a fact that can’t be forget by publishers.

For two consecutive years, the UAE was in the top 10 for newspaper awards held by the SND creative competition in Syracuse. Most of this success was down to the contribution from The National, Gulf News, Business 24/7 and Al Bayan newspapers. Look at the last SND 31 edition book and you will find some great works from the region.

THE NATIONAL
Art Director: Laura Koot
Deputy Art Editor: Nathan Estep
Designers: Mathew Kurian, Elysia Smith

GULF NEWS
Art Director: Miguel Angel Gomez
Designers: Ramachandra Babu, Dwynn Ronald Trazo, Seyyed Llata, SM. Arshad
 

AL BAYAN NEWSPAPER
Infographic director: Luis Chumpitaz
Designers: German Fernandez, Liz Ramos
Content research: Karina Aricoche and John Sandyman
Rendering support: William Navarro
Translation and design assistance: Asma Ali, Mohamed S

About Douglas Okasaki

is 2017 President of the Society for News Design and senior designer of Gulf News

18 comments

Bom trabalho, os layouts estão dinâmicos e consistentes e com uma leitura visualmente atraente, as infos cheias de informação mas com uma estrutura limpa e estruturada, é muito bom Douglas.
Gostei do 3D, e dos pormenores dos pictogramas, a ideia dos 60 anos foi bem pensada (vou guardar).
As capas têm um conceito forte e editorialmente são directas.
Continuem o bom trabalho

Good work, the page layouts are dinamic, consistent and have a visually atractive reading, the infographics are full of information but clean and structured, this is really good Douglas.
I like the #D, and the details of the pictograms, the 60’s concept was a good thinking (i´m keeping that).
The covers as a strong concept and are very direct from the editorial point of view.
Keep up the good work.

Not to be that person, but your headline is incorrect. How is it ‘Dubai’ when the event is held in Abu Dhabi.. and the first displayed paper is produced in Abu Dhabi? Maybe change it to UAE?

Douglas, amazing material! very informative as well as beautifully designed. Congrats for the work you’ve done at Gulf News and also for promoting Design in middle-east.

Hope to see you soon! what about Düsseldorf in feb 20-28th for Euroshop-11? think about it.

Greetings from Los Angeles. Really interesting layouts done up for F1 using 3d graphics. Keep up the great work you’re doing in the middle east Luis!!!

Excelente trabajo Luis, la composición gráfica es perfecta, el uso de colores y como siempre los vectores muy limpios, los felicito, este tipo de trabajos son los que nos ayudan a mejorar, Luis muchas felicitaciones para todos.

Un excelente trabajo, German Fernandez y Liz Ramos, Soy fan de ferrari y después de ver este despliegue magnífico de todo un trabajo de profesionales, les aplaudo hasta con los pies, un abrazo.

由于我完全不同观测,一些专业词汇就看的似懂非懂的。所以想请教一下下面这句话的正确的翻译:”Mass loss from cool giants and sarupgients is evidenced by P Cygni profiles in optical spectra, by the 10 μm silicate feature in IR spectra, and by maser line emission from OH and other molecules in radio-frequency spectra.“

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