Jump to content

Boing the Ostrich

Boing the Ostrich

Member Since 13 Jul 2013
Offline Last Active Jul 08 2020 10:33 PM

Winners Announced! AE Arabic Design 2020

30 April 2020 - 10:00 PM

wy20uds.png

  

kH2MhOi.png

 

I am very excited to launch of this year's edition of the AE Arabic Design Contest. I decided to bring out this year's AE Arabic Design earlier than the usual June-July season to help everyone stay home and to build on some of the great design momentum I've noticed on the graphics forums nowadays. Initially, the idea was to launch a spinoff version, but judging by the last one's performance I figured it would be a better idea to bring out the full contest a little earlier than June/July, when I expect to be busy with real life obligations anyways.

 

I started the the AE Arabic Design Contest in 2018 to encourage the creation of high quality Arab designs. In the past couple years I noticed a dramatic improvement, with some exceptional entries last year and an overall greater attention to the use of Arabic design elements. Ever since, I have been delighted to see more great initiatives for regional or specialized design challenges. I would like to congratulate the winners of the East Asian Design Challenge 2020, and thank the hosts N.x.w.m and Boeing707 for holding a great event!

 

In addition, I have decided to start a new tradition for Arabic Design Contests to come. Every year I shall select a favorite entry of mine (not necessarily one of the winners) and ask that they carry the AEAD branding of the year with a special livery and "host" the contest in their respective state. I am proud to announce that this year's "host" is Jumeirah Airways. Jumeirah entered in the first edition of AE Arabic Design (2018) and finished strong as a runner up. The design has come a long way since and has become one of my personal favorites.

 

eftkUrP.png

Check out the Jumeirah "Arabic Design 2020" Livery here.

 

I hope this year's edition builds upon some of the great design I've noticed in other contests and that everyone can have fun with a challenge that I've become very fond of hosting every year. I encourage everyone to visit the previous contests (2018 & 2019) and draw from the design and commentary of these editions. I also would like to point out the updated rules for this year's edition,  including the addition of a brand new submission category. I hope to see some of the strongest Arabic Design entries yet this year. 

 

Good luck, بالتوفيق

 

BoingTheOstrich

 

Submit a brand portfolio for an original airline based in the Arab World* by May 12th.** 

Carefully read the rules, guidelines, and point categories for more information.

 

 

 

Figure 1. A map of the Arab World. Israeli designs will not be considered 

 

Rules

  • "Brand portfolio" means a logo and livery at minimum. 
     
  • Logo and/or Livery must contain Arabic titles.
     
  • Submissions are grouped as follows:  

    Group [A] - National Carriers - Group [B] Low Cost Carriers - Group [C] Cargo & Other Carriers 
     

    NoteEntries to the AE Arabic Design: LCC Edition are accepted for submission to Group B as the contest was never completed.
     
  • Participants may submit a single entry to each group. This means one participant may submit up to three entries (one to each Group).
     

    [a] Clearly indicate which group(s) your entry(-ies) belongs to;
    [b] Include all your entries within the same post;

     
  • Total submissions cannot exceed three airlines per base to each category.
     
  • Submissions must be based in the Arab World (see figure 1); Israeli designs will not be considered.
     
  • Re-submission of entries from previous Arabic Design editions is not allowed:

    [a] Designs greatly changed and/or improved upon may be allowed to re-enter;
    [b] Previous Top Three entries and Runners Up are not allowed to re-enter.

     
  • Entries must follow the following format:

    [a] All submissions for all groups must be included in the same post;
    [b] Include as a centered heading before your entry for each Group the following title: 

                      "[Group (A/B/C)] [Airline Name] [Base City]" 
               e.g. "GROUP A | Arab Airlines | Cairo";

    [c] Disable your signature by unchecking "enable signature?" on your post's full editor mode;

     
  • Reservations need to include the planned base city  and the  planned group.

 

Guidelines

  • Entries are recorded on the Official Entry List.
     
  • Name and overall design must be as original as possible.
     
  • Both entries made from scratch and ones previously prepared or released are accepted, so long as they follow the rules and guidelines.
     
  • Submit modern airline designs (~2010s–).
     
  • Written descriptions, explanations, or histories are not required but will be considered.
     
  • Limited branding advice is available upon request or if necessary.

 

Points 

  • Concept  

    Originality & Inspiration 5pts.| Realism & Accuracy 5pts.

     
  • Design

    Design 5pts. | Cohesiveness 5pts.

     
  • Arabic

    Arabic Elements 5pts.  | Arabic Fonts & Font Pairing 5pts.

 

hDUpMOH.png

* See Figure 1.
** Deadline may be extended.

***BoingTheOstrich reserves the exclusive right to modify any rules, guidelines, or point categories.  


AE Arabic Design: LCC Edition!

08 November 2019 - 10:23 AM

HxX3qNo.png

From AE Arabic Design Contest 2018 & 2019 

Presenting
 
AE Arabic Design: LCC Special Edition!
 
 Last summer's AE Arabic Design Contest brought some of the highest quality work I have seen yet. I started the contest to encourage the creation of quality Arabic designs on AE, and I am proud to see the level of improvement over the past two editions. I could not wait wait a whole year for the next edition, so we will have a special spin-off edition leading up to the Arabic Design Contest 2020!
 
You've guessed it, this special edition is for Arab Low Cost Carrier (LCC) designs only! 
 
In the previous Arabic Design Contest installments, we saw a number of high quality LCC designs that each presented fabulous creativity and excellent design quality. I would refer to these fantastic designs for inspiration. I also suggest you review all the feedback and tips from previous installments. 
 
Submit a brand portfolio for an original LCC based somewhere in the Arab World* by December 14th. Please carefully read the rules, guidelines, and point categories for more information. 
qUak8ib.jpg

Rules

  • "Brand portfolio" entails a logo and livery at minimum.
     
  • Participants may submit a single entry each.  
     
  • Entries must follow a Low Cost Carrier (LCC) design, concept, business model ... etc.
     
  • Total submissions cannot exceed two per unique base of operations e.g. no more than two airlines based in Egypt, or no more than two airlines based in Cairo on a first come basis. Discretion is reserved over which rule applies. Subject to exception and appeal.  
     
  • Logo and/or Livery must contain Arabic titles.
     
  • Airline submissions must be based in the Arab World (see map); Israeli designs will not be considered.
     
  • The re-submission of LCC entries from previous Arabic Design Contests will be allowed, subject to the following:
    [a]. Design has sufficiently changed and/or improved [b]. Design was not a Top 3/ Runners Up entry (Nakheel, Alqamar).

     
  • Entries must be submitted on a post on this thread exclusively and following the following format:
    [a]. Include at the top of your post: "[Airline Name][Base City][Airport IATA]", e.g. "Air Arabia | Jeddah, JED"; [b]. Disable your signature by unchecking "enable signature?" on your post's full editor mode to keep this thread clean.
    Entries may be edited, added upon, or withdrawn any time before the submission deadline with no consequence to its consideration in the contest, only finalized entries will be considered past the submission deadline  

     
  •  Designs sent through PM or Discord will not be considered.  

 

Guidelines

  • Name and overall brand design must be as original as possible.
      
  • You may submit entries made from scratch or ones previously prepared, so long as they follow all the rules and guidelines.
     
  • Submit only modern airline designs (~2010s–). Exclusively historical entries will not be considered. Brand timelines/evolutions may be considered if a modern livery is included as well.
     
  • Written descriptions, explanations, or histories are not required but will be considered.

 

Points 

 

Concept  
Originality & Inspiration 5pts| Realism & Accuracy 5pts

 

General Design
Design 5pts | Cohesiveness 5pts

 

Arabic Design
Arabic Elements 5pts.  | Fonts & Font Pairing 5pts.


UPDATED SCORES! AE Arabic Design Contest 2019

24 June 2019 - 05:27 PM

%D8%AA%D8%AD%D9%8A%D8%A9_%D8%B7%D9%8A%D8

 

AE Arabic Design Contest 2019 

We are back! | لقد عدنا

 

Hello! It's been a whole year since the last edition of the AE Arabic Design Contest. I started the contest to encourage the creation of higher quality Arabic designs in AE, and it sure did pay off with some excellent submissions last year.

We had a spectacular top three: Iraqi, Nakheel, and Jazira that each in their own way painted fabulous representations of Middle Eastern aviation. We also had a great set of runner-up designs that displayed some high quality design work. I also hope all the feedback and tips have helped you create better Arabic branding since then. 

 

AE's Best Arabic Airline 2018: Jazira Airways
  In 2nd Place: Nahkeel
In 3rd Place: Iraqi

 

Now, it's time for the contest to return bigger and better! 

 

Submit a brand portfolio for an original airline based somewhere in the Arab World* by July 12th.** 

Please carefully read the rules, guidelines, and point categories for more information.

 

CLOSED FOR ENTRIES AS OF JULY 12TH 11:59PM!

 

Please read the rules and guidelines carefully for more information and to ensure that your entry is accepted.

After submissions are finalized points and and commentaries will be distributed. Select members of the AE design community may be further consulted before the brands are ranked and our winners are announced as AE's Best Arabic Brands 2019! Runner-up designs will also be announced. With permission, a selection of this year's submissions may be featured on a special gallery.

 

correctone.jpg

Figure 1. A map of the Arab World. Israeli designs will not be considered 

 

Rules

  • "Brand portfolio" entails a logo and livery at minimum.
     
  • Participants may submit a single entry for Group [A] - National Carriers and Group [B] - Low Cost Carriers + Cargo, Charter, and Other Carriers
    [a]. Clearly indicate which group your entry belongs to; [b]. If you submit to both groups, make a separate post for each group entry; [c] You may not change a group after your entry is accepted into one.  

     
  • Total submissions cannot exceed two per unique base of operations e.g. no more than two airlines based in Egypt, or no more than two airlines based in Cairo on a first come basis. Discretion is reserved over which rule applies. Subject to exception and appeal. Please refer to the document mentioned in Rule 7 to know which hubs have been filled. 
     
  • Logo and/or Livery must contain Arabic titles.
     
  • Airline submissions must be based in the Arab World (see figure 1); Israeli designs will not be considered.
     
  • The re-submission of entries from previous Arabic Design Contests is not allowed, subject to exception and appeal:
    [a]. Designs sufficiently changed and/or improved upon, for which discretion is reserved, will be allowed to re-enter; [b]. Previous Top Three entries and Runners Up are not allowed to re-enter.

     
  • Entries must be submitted on a post on this thread exclusively and following the following format:
    [a]. Include at the top of your post: "[Group (A/B)] [Airline Name] [Base City]", e.g. "GROUP A | Saudi Airlines | Jeddah";[b]. Disable your signature by unchecking "enable signature?" on your post's full editor mode to keep this thread clean; [c]. Entries may be edited, added upon, or withdrawn any time before the submission deadline with no consequence to its consideration in the contest, only finalized entries will be considered past the submission deadline  [d] Limited branding or design advice may be offered upon request or if necessary. [e]. Entries will be considered official entries after providing all required details and being recorded on this document. [f]. Designs sent through PM or Discord will not be considered.  

 

Guidelines

  • Name and overall brand design must be as original as possible.
      
  • You may submit entries made from scratch or ones previously prepared, so long as they follow all the rules and guidelines.
     
  • Submit only modern airline designs (~2010s–). Exclusively historical entries will not be considered. Brand timelines/evolutions may be considered if a modern livery is included as well.
     
  • Written descriptions, explanations, or histories are not required but will be considered.

Points 

  • Concept  

    Originality & Inspiration 5pts| Realism & Accuracy 5pts

     
  • General Design

    Design 5pts | Cohesiveness 5pts

     
  • Arabic Design

    Arabic Elements 5pts.  | Fonts & Font Pairing 5pts.

 

20160819-4873.jpg

* See Figure 1.
** Deadline may be extended.

***Boing reserves the right to modify rules, guidelines, or point categories. New rules, guidelines, or point categories will be made clear.