ING Creatives 2019

Kristyan Sarkis

Co-Founder

About Kristyan Sarkis

If you’ve been to the Louvre Abu Dhabi, you’ve seen his custom designed Arabic typeface he created for the museum. Graduating from Royal Academy of Art, in The Hague and since launching his own design studio in the Netherlands, as well as co-founding TBTQ Arabic, a type foundry specializing in Arabic fonts. He has since helped launch “Arabic Type Design- Beirut” the first educational program dedicated to the subject. His passion for Arabic Type has won him the awards in Typographic Excellence in 2011, 2012, 2016 and 2017.

Kristyan will speak about the division between those who believe Arabic type should stay as close as possible to its calligraphic form and those who believe in a clear cut between the two disciplines and what are some of the solutions he’s discovered in his own journey seeking contemporary expressions of the Arabic script through his type design projects which include but not limited to; The Louvre Abu Dhabi and Mozilla custom typefaces.

Kristyan Sarkis
Kristyan Sarkis
Kristyan Sarkis
Kristyan Sarkis
Kristyan Sarkis
Kristyan Sarkis
Kristyan Sarkis
Kristyan Sarkis
Kristyan Sarkis

Modular Arabic Design

Hosted by: Kristyan Sarkis

Get your modular Arabic Lettering on, in this hands-on, intimate workshop with Type Foundry legend, Kristyan Sarkis. Learn all about the modularity of Arabic letterforms while learning the basics. Create your own lettering piece, using geometric shapes, repetition and composition. Leave with a new understanding of Arabic type and skill that you’ll have forever!

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@kristyanstype
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Website
tptq-arabic.com
5 key takeaways

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  1. Introduction to the modularity of the Arabic script and letterforms.
  2. Learn the basic rules for modules.
  3. Learn how to make Arabic letter forms, abstract.
  4. Experiment and play with making new letterforms.
  5. Make your own, customized letter piece to take home.
15:30- 18:30
$180.00 per person

Arabic Monogram Branding

Hosted by: Kristyan Sarkis

Join The Louvre, Abu Dhabi’s personal Arabic Type designer, Kristyan Sarkis on a journey to create your own monogram through a series of experiments and exercises that introduce you to characteristics of the Arabic script and the process you can follow to generate authentic, innovative and personal outcomes.

Facebook
@kristyanstype
Instagram
Website
tptq-arabic.com
5 key takeaways

When
Tickets
  1. Introduction to the diversity of the Arabic script and its forms.
  2. An understanding of the characteristics of the script.
  3. Learn how to manipulate Arabic letterforms to express certain ideas.
  4. Make a personal Monogram as a personal logo.
  5. Learn how to reflect your personality in script.
15:30- 18:30
$180.00 per person
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