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Kristyan Sarkis (1985) is a graphic and type designer from Lebanon, based in the Netherlands. He holds a BA in Graphic Design from Notre Dame University (2006), Beirut and an MA of Design in Type and Media from the Royal Academy of Art (KABK), The Hague (2010).
His primary motivation is his fascination with the endless forms of Arabic calligraphy.

Publications

Typorama. The Graphic Work of Philippe Apeloig
(FR) Les Arts Décoratifs, France. 2013
(EN) Thames & Hudson, UK. 2013.

Arabic Type Design for beginners
Khtt Books, The Netherlands. 2013.

Colvert, Achieving Harmony Through Diversity
Intverview by Yves Peters with Jonathan Perez, Natalia Chuvatin, Irene Vlacou & Kristyan Sarkis
www.fontfeed.com, 2013.

Typography Annual 33
Type Directors Club TDC, New York. 2012.

The Influences of Greta Arabic
www.typotheque.com, 2012.

Introducing: Visual Identities for Small Businesses
Gestalten, Berlin. 2012.
*In collaboration with Rocío Martinavarro

Typography Annual 32
Type Directors Club TDC, New York. 2011.

Arabesque 2: Graphic Design from the Arab World and Persia
Gestalten Books, Germany, 2011.

Thuraya: an imperial font's new face
Interview by Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares.
www.khtt.net, 2011.

Arabic Calligraphy and Type Design
www.typotheque.com, 2011.
Kyoorious Magazine, Issue #8, Mumbai, India, 2011.

158 Answers
Typotheque, The Hague, The Netherlands, 2011.

Type&Media, the Hague Type Design School, by Irina Smirnova
Projector Magazine, Issue #14, Saint Petersburg, Russia 2011.

Arabic Font Specimen Book
Uitgeverij De Buitenkant, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2009.
Awards
Bronze Award - Original typeface
European Design Award 2013
Winning project: Colvert


First Prize for Arabic Text Typefaces
Granshan 2012
Winning project: Colvert Arabic

Certificate of Excellence in Type Design
TDC2 2012, Type Directors Club
Winning project: Greta Arabic

Certificate of Excellence in Type Design
TDC2 2011, Type Directors Club
Winning project: Thuraya

Letter.2 Competition, 2011, ATypI
Association Typographique Internationale
Selected project: Thuraya

Exhibitions

2013
International Type Design Exhibition, Tehran. Iran.
Call for Type, Gutenberg Museum, Mainz. Germany.

2012
RIGHT — TO — LEFT, Berlin.
TDC exhibitions. U.S., Canada, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Russia, Spain and Vietnam.
Letter.2 winners exhibition, ATypI conference, Hong Kong.
Granshan winners exhibition, ATypI conference, Hong Kong.

2011
TDC exhibitions. U.S., Canada, England, Ireland, France, Spain, Germany, Russia and Japan.

Lectures & Workshops
my Ingredients
École Superieure des Arts, Amiens. France. 2014.


On the designer's responsibility with the Graphic Design departments and Syrian collection 'The Syrian People Know their Way'
The Royal Academy of Art (KABK). The Hague.
The Netherlands. 2014

my Ingredients
The Royal Academy of Art (KABK). The Hague.
The Netherlands. 2014

About Those Curves II
Lebanese American University - Beirut. Lebanon. 2013
Notre Dame University. Lebanon. 2013

Arabic VS Latin
Type]Media, KABK. The Hague. The Netherlands. 2013

Arabic Lettering Workshop
Episode 1: Onomatopoeia. Beirut. Lebanon. 2013

About Those Curves I
American University of Beirut. Lebanon. 2012.

Arabic Type Design Workshop with Khtt Foundation
Dubai. UAE. 2012