Art direction + design of Samandal’s 2018 issue. Samandal is a non-profit comics collective dedicated to the advancement of the art of comics in Lebanon and the rest of the world. This issue, edited by cartoonist Alex Baladi, consists of four written works, each translated four times into English, French, Arabic, and “mute” (dialogue-free) comic adaptations, for a total of 16 pieces: 4 color-coded scenarios x 4 interpretations = 16 comic stories by 16 artists.
The design chimes in to structure and subtly guide the reader throughout the different stories. The book opens from both sides and has two covers, two table of contents and two pagination systems, allowing for Latin + Arabic reading directions. More info here, here and here.