Diriyah. Past, Present and Future

by Arab News

Saudi National Day 2021:

To mark Saudi Arabia’s 91st National Day, Arab News shed light on how the birthplace of the Kingdom is continuing to make history.

A special souvenir newspaper was printed with commemorative cover wrap showing the rich history of Diriyah, past, present and future, illustrated by renowned artist, The Sporting Press.

The inside of the cover wrap was a timeline infographic plotting the rich history of Diriyah.

We also created a microsite with interactive graphics and an immersive Deep Dive telling the story of Diriyah and how it shaped the Kingdom.


Silver in Illustration 2022

Bronze in Magazine & Newspaper Design 2022

Created by:

Lead Designer

Simon Khalil

Design Company

Arab News

Project Website

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Arab News

Design Team

Simon Khalil, Creative Director; Neil Jamieson - The Sporting Press, Illustration


Entrant Companies

Arab News, SA

Individual Credits

Creative Director: Simon Khalil
Illustrator: Neil Jamieson, The Sporting Press