who we are

Al Mohtaraf, a highly versatile design house with branches and affiliated offices in the Arabian Peninsula and the Middle East, we are one of the few specialized graphic design houses in the region. From a culture so rich in graphic tradition, Al Mohtaraf’s vision is to carry the seeds of tradition into the contemporary cultural scene of the Arab world.

Over the years, Al Mohtaraf has proven capable of handling a wide range of design tasks, from corporate print, to full-fledged campaigns, to high-end cultural publications. Our experience has enabled us to master cross-cultural projects, and develop a unique style in handling multi-lingual design while preserving the integrity of every language.

Al Mohtaraf’s distinctive design abilities are supported and enriched by in-house resources. We have the unique advantage of having an experienced group of professional calligraphers, painters, photographers, writers, journalists and copywriters within our ranks.

All work produced by Al Mohtaraf has been recognized as reflecting real talent and originality, enthusiasm, dedication, concern for detail and unrelenting follow up from inception to delivery. This is true of every job no matter how small or large.Among Al Mohtaraf’s list of clients are huge conglomerates. Our areas of specialization include logo development, corporate identity manuals, brochures and annual reports, publication design covering cultural magazines and books, cards, calendars and packaging design.

Above all, Al Mohtaraf is a graphic house with a passion for design.


Meet the founder of AlMohtaraf Kameel Hawa.

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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: khtt.foundation@gmail.com  

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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: