Saudi Hollandi Bank

06. 06. 2006

A specialised team from Al Mohtaraf worked on re-tracing 80 years of history and heritage for the first bank in the kingdom to gather all information and present it in one amassed timeline of surprising finds, interesting stories and amazing old records. The result is a beautifully designed landscape-shaped book that uses sepia images in contrast with modern full colour ones. The timeline is designated with large typographic numbers that vary between rich silvers and saturated yellows. The book was enclosed along with the annual report, which Al Mohtaraf also designed, in a silver bound package sealed with the bank’s logo.

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Kameel Hawa: Shape of the Word – Arabic Typographic Sculpture for Public Spaces  here.


Beirut sculpture takes center stage and opens the Beirut Art Week in front of Le Grey Hotel in the presence of the artist Kameel Hawa, the Lebanese minister of culture and the the director of the Beirut Art Fair Laure D'Hauteville among others.


On April 13, 2013, Al Mohtaraf Beirut studio will be hosting the launch of the book 'Arabic Type Design for Beginners' from the Khatt foundation. Book your copy:  

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Mohtaraf will be at the annual 56th Beirut Arab Book Fair with its newest book collection, Stand C28

ISTD awards AlMohtaraf two Certificates of Excellence for the design of the books: