August is a month of firsts for us! Our first major giveaway (ENTER HERE) AND our first official International Issue! It is with great pleasure that I share this newest edition. It's a lite version that packs a punch. Coordinated by our Senior Editors: Thom Olson and Tareq Al Saud with Creative Direction overseen by Thom.
Our team never ceases to amaze me with their abilities and I am so honored to be able to share this issue with you all. Rest assured, it was no small feat - the entire issue is in dual language both English and Arabic and that posed an interesting creative opportunity for Thom to layout. As you will see, the issue reads from back to front and showcases dual covers. Thom did a beautiful job pulling this issue together and Tareq's writing continues to inspire!
Tareq took the editorial lead on this issue with an amazing round up of stories including an interview with Television Journalist: Jihan Mansour, an interview with the writers behind The Grand Hotel and a creative spotlight on International Photographer: Mustafa Al-Sumaidaie. Tareq's pieces highlight the international flavor that he has become notorious for on our team and his writing brings to life the amazing personalities he has connected with.
We hope you enjoy reading through this issue! It's a testament to the idea that our words can reach far and wide. It's an opportunity to stand in solidarity with our creative friends, the youth who is fighting for change and those of you looking to change the world far and wide. We are with you.
Thank you for reading and make sure to check back in just one month on Sept. 15th for our Annual Fall Issue.
- Jennifer Lezan-Veguilla
Editor in Chief & Founder