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Mawahib: The Talent Directory


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Delta Printing Press

This first edition of Mawahib’s “Talent Directory”—assuming there will be more over the years as the number of Arab individuals in graphic design, illustration, and photography grows—expresses positive, youthful energy through a crisp modernist cover and bold, colorful interior images. 



Mariam Bin Natoof (Publisher)

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Production Time

30 days

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

7.4 × 8.7 × 0.7 in

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Paper Stock

Neenah / Coronado Infinite - Opalina Super Smooth / White Stipple-White / 352 gsm - 145 gsm

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stitched perfect binding


English: Segoe UI
Arabic: GE SS

This piece is available for purchase for $50

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Project Description

In May 2011, Mariam Bin Natoof, decided to create Mawahib: The Talent Directory, making it the sourcebook to showcase and spotlight the Arab individuals in graphic design, illustration, and photography.

In November 2012, the book came to reality, featuring 35 talents with over 260 pieces of artwork and photos. The aim of this work is to promote the featured talents to potential clients across the UAE and be a source of inspiration for other artists and individuals.

The book is designed to Inspire. Encourage. Highlight. Showcase. Hire.

Production Lesson(s)

Don't assume that recycled papers won't give excellent print results—we were advised to go against it, however, we are very pleased with the outcome we got on Neenah Opalina papers—the smooth texture and the colors are outstanding.

You will need to look over your print production team to get the exact Pantone shade you selected—we faced a hard time getting the exact shade which we've chosen for the cover (Yellow Pantone 109 )—never thought that mixing the ink amount by 1 percentage more or less can change that much!”

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Duncan Robertson

Former intern at UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

May 21, 2013


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