Kristyan Sarkis

Kristyan Sarkis is a Lebanese-born type and graphic designer living in The Netherlands. He holds a BA in Graphic Design and an MA in Type and Media from the Royal Academy of Art in the Hague, The Netherlands. He teaches, writes and often gives lectures and workshops. In 2014, together with Peter Bilak, he co-founded TPTQ Arabic.

It is time for a new era in Arabic Type Design. An era in which the script is the source of typographic information. What we ask for may sound obvious and it is. Understanding the script then moving to type is nowhere near innovative. In Arabic however - contrary to popular belief - this bridge has not yet been made.
Essays · 17 June 2017 · English
ATDB or Arabic Type Design - Beirut is the first intensive program entirely dedicated to Arabic type design. Its first rendition took place between July 11th and August 19th 2016. Below is an account of why the program came about and how it happened.
Essays · 25 October 2016 · English
Documentation and research that lead to design of Arabic newspaper typeface
Typeface stories · 21 March 2012 · English · 1436 words
This article presents the Diwani style of Arabic which lead to designing Thuraya, a contemporary yet faithful interpretation of the Diwani style with extensive calligraphic features.
Typeface stories · 9 May 2011 · English · 2033 words
Greta Arabic is the counterpart of Greta Sans type system. This text is a reflection on the journey of creating and developing the first Arabic type system of this scale .
Typeface stories · · English