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Hiii Illustration International Competition deadline August 31, 2012

Next Friday, August 31, 2012 is the deadline of Hiii Illustration International Competition.
Hiii Illustration International Competition open to all illustrators, creative professionals, publishers, agencies, representatives, students and teachers from all the world. Here is a quick list of things to know:

Hiii Illustration
Yuko Shimizu / Japan
Walter Vasconcelos / Brazil
Marcos Chin / USA
Eduardo Bertone / Argentina
Gregori Saavedra / Spain
Kleon Medugorac / Germany

The Published
The Unpublished


It took Lowe MENA four years to copy Paragon Marketing Communications awarded work

Client: Mix FM

Agency: Paragon Marketing Communications

Creative Director: Louai Alasfahani

Country: Kuwait

Year: 2008

Advertising Agency: Lowe MENA, Dubai
Creative Director: Marwan Saab
Art Directors: Pramod Surwase, Prashant Yeware
Copywriter: Marwan Saab
Account Handlers: Maram Salah
Executive Business Director: Irfan Fatmi

Country: UAE – Dubai

Year: 2012

Global voice roaming

Skywards 2013 Future Artists – Call for entries – Deadline 25th of June 2012

Skywards Future Artists aims to discover exciting new talent in contemporary art and showcase their work worldwide.

Open to any person practising art as an amateur artist, art student or self-taught artist from anywhere in the world. The three winning artists will each receive US$5,000 of prize money and if they are art students, their Art institution would be recognised with a special award of US$2,000.

Winning submissions will also be displayed on a range of communications materials, including our frequent flyer Skywards membership cards, and will be fully credited to the winning artists, giving them unprecedented global coverage and recognition.

Call for entries

Chose the theme that most inspires you, whether it’s Endless Opportunities, A Brighter Future or Global Citizens.

You may enter one or more of the briefs, but please make only one submission for each brief.

This year we’re aiming to make the Skywards Future Artists competition bigger and better as we broaden our scope to champion the work of emerging artists. One of them could be you.

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Visual Reactions by Mohammad Sharaf

I had the pleasure of meeting the passionate Kuwaiti artist Mohammad Sharaf twice, the first occasion was professional the second academic while he was still a student presenting his graduation Capstone project of which I and a fellow Paragon team member took part in the Design jury  Paragon team part of AUK Graphic Design Capstone jury In this project he developed his own study on the Identity, and the Emblem of Kuwait titled The Identity of the Falcon I am confident his passion, talent and dedication will take him further than even his wildest dreams.

الهوية الجديدة

The New Identity

نحو مزيد من الحقوق و الحريات 

Towards more rights and freedom

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Kalimat Magazine announces the sale of its first print issue

NEW YORK, April 13, 2012 – Arab thought and culture quarterly magazine Kalimat has announced that the first print issue is available for purchase at the Kalimat Shop. Single Issue purchases are $12.95 and a one year subscription is $65 and includes worldwide shipping. The first twenty-five subscribers will receive a limited edition tote-bag designed by Faris Habayeb. Kalimat launched an Indie GoGo campaign in late January to crowdfund this Spring 2012 issue, which is the first printed issue of the magazine. Kalimat will be distributed globally and will be available for purchase in bookstores and on magazine stands worldwide.

Kalimat is a media production company that features bold, engaging political analysis, design, film, fashion, music, cultural affairs and new media content. Going to print is an exciting step for the quarterly which provides an Arab perspective on international current affairs, culture, design and new media.
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Golden Award of Montreux deadline extended till March 30th, 2012 – Students/young talent participate free of charge

Students can play an active role at Montreux with the Swiss Media Talent Award.

All students and young talents are invited to take part, individual or as a team, at this international competition free of charge.

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dubai lynx 2012 episode three and a half – bad romance

This campaign for Merge radio in Oman was shortlisted in the 2012 Dubai Lynx Outdoor category!!!

Lady Gaga dressed as an Omani girl!!!

I spoke to the client (who is based in Oman) he never heard of it.

I spoke to the outdoor media in Oman and they never saw or heard of it so I spoke to the orgnizers and it was pulled in the last minute 😉 nice try guys but no cigar.

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