Evolution of Editorial Design in Egypt from 1798 to 1956
Graphic design is a term that was coined in 1922 in the US by W. A. Dwiggins. However, graphic design practices were present in Egypt long before the term that would describe them. Some people were in charge of the lettering (i.e. calligraphers) and others were responsible for the layout of the page (i.e. editors). The aim of this project is to reveal some of the earliest Egyptian cover designs and explore their evolution through time. This evolution can refer to a change in the editor, a historical event, or the use of new printing technology. It can also be an attempt to entertain the reader better. Design documentation is important for creating stepping stones for designers and artists for their future work. The project consists of a series of four publications. The first publication is about Al-Tanbih, a newspaper that should have been the first newspaper published in Arabic. The three other publications are about three magazines: Al-Hilal, Al-Musawwar, and Akher Saa. All publications have in common two sections: one with images of covers and a design analysis, and one with the wireframes of these covers with some additional information. Moreover, there is a quick response (QR) code leading to an online archive with the scanned pages of Al-Hilal and an augmented reality (AR) application leading to videos with Al-Musawwar pages being flipped in the actual archives.
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Anwar, Farah, "Evolution of Editorial Design in Egypt from 1798 to 1956" (2018). Capstone and Graduation Projects. 29.
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