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‘Infographics like Count von Count or Buffalo Bill’

Antonio Farach is the ‎Infographic Editor at the Times of Oman and Al Shabiba, two papers in Muscat, Oman, that combined to win 154 awards in the 36th Best of News Design competition. Farach was a Civil Engineering student at the Honduras’ National University but quit after realizing that he was most interested in news […]

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Creative Design Conference 2015 – Dubai – schedule

Speakers include Hugo Sanchez, Bill Gaspard and Fernando Baptista.

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Photo by Luis Chumpitaz
Bill Gaspard speaks at an SND/Wan-IFRA event in Indonesia in 2013.

On the lineup in Dubai: China Daily’s Bill Gaspard

Gaspard was one of several speakers at the conference.

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A picture is worth 1,001 words

“Arabian Nights” (Arabic: كتاب ألف ليلة وليلة‎ Kitāb alf laylah wa-laylah), is a large collection of West and South Asian folk stories from the Islamic Golden Era (8th-13th centuries). Every evening, a beautiful bride called Scheherazade begins to tell a tale to her husband, the king, but does not end it in order to hold […]

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SND all over the world

SND is a global phenomenon and October promises to be a month in which its international character is celebrated in style. SND20, representing the Middle East and Africa, is planning to bring together leading media creative minds in Dubai (just over the Arc Bridge, pictured above) for a daylong Creative Design Conference, Oct. 7.

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Introducing the cover of the SND34 Best of News Design book

The masses – and by that I mean 1,125 of you – have spoken, and entry No. 24, designed by Osama Aljawish, will grace the cover of the 34th annual SND Best of News Design book. Congratulations to Mr. Aljawish and to all the artists who submitted such an incredible array of choices. Cover No. […]

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First Middle East News Design Conference this fall!

The Society for News Design is honored to announce our first Middle East News Design Conference, which boasts an impressive roster of speakers and topics, all set in the gorgeous and vibrant cosmopolitan seaport of Beirut, the Pearl of the Middle East.

This two-day event starts Nov. 8. It is co-sponsored by the Lebanon’s leading daily newspaper, An-Nahar.

The website for the conference is in both English and Arabic.

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Honoring creativity that sells papers in Middle East

Next week in the United Arab Emirates, the Best of News Design exhibition will open at The American University of Sharjah in the College of Architecture, Art and Design gallery. The exhibit will feature award-winning work from the MENA region, including The Gulf News, The National, Al Bayan, and Times of Oman. In advance of the exhibit Region 20 SND director Douglas Okasaki talks with industry leaders about the past, present and future roles design has played in the region’s papers.

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Supercharged design in the UAE

The Grand Finale of the 2010 Formula One Season took place in Abu Dhabi this month, putting an exclamation point on an exciting season of racing that spanned the globe.

Yes, there were the cars, the personalities and the scene, but there was also an abundance of high octane design, illustration and infographics at the major UAE publications.
Follow the link for a sampling of some of the impressive work from The National, Gulf News and Al Bayan. 

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