ISTD awards Almohtaraf twice

05. 10. 2011

We are happy to announce that two of our published books, ‘Sabab Akhar’ and ‘Saudi Artists Today ( received the ISTD Certificates of Excellence for high standards of typographic achievement. It is an honorable recognition by the UK-based International Society of Typographic Designers. It is the only award scheme that specifically acknowledges typographic excellence across a broad range of design disciplines. The bi-annual, international competition attracted entries from 19 countries, of which twelve were represented in the final selection.


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The entries were judged in June over three stages by an international panel, featuring Robert Boon (Inventory Studio), Simon Dixon (DixonBaxi), Tom Hingston (Tom Hingston Studio), Lynda Relph-Knight (Design Writer and Consultant) and Astrid Stavro (Astrid Stavro Design).


Message of the day

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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Arabic Calligraphy in Modern art; a case by Kameel Hawa

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: