Dubai Women Establishment
For the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Sheikha Manal Young Artist Award, Her Highness Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Women Establishment, hosted an event at the Burj Khalifa at which art patrons mingled with artists from the UAE.
To commemorate this occasion, Zaman was commissioned to create a limited edition book that captured the winning art and artists from all 10 years. The theme of the book was ‘Glitch’, the art form that reflects disruption or manipulation of digital communication data to create seemingly incidentally corrupted images.
The graphic motif of the book’s cover is a Zaman created glitch embedded in a silver foil finish. To reflect the importance of the publication, and the occasion, the team used a generously oversized format and a refined selection of papers.
To allow the art to stand out but with just a little ownership, Zaman chose a neutral palette derived directly from the Young Artist Award identity – black and white with a small accent in orange and some fluorescent highlights.
The disruptive theme was emphasized by having inserts and pages of different sizes and positions along with a flexible graphic and title layout. The unique binding approach is open and then covered with black cloth.
The book was conceived as a gift of art, with a unique treatment to express the value the organization attaches to the artists. We believe our approach enabled all involved to truly appreciate this remarkable collection of art and talent.