Kristyan Sarkis is a type designer and lettering artist, born in Beirut and based in Amsterdam. He holds a Master in Type & Media from the Royal Academy of Art (The Hague). He has co-founded TPTQ Arabic type foundry, Arabic Type Design — Beirut , the first international educational program of its kind and the Arabic Lettering Workshops traveling series. He has taught at LAU Beirut, ESAV Marrakech and currently teaches at the Type & Media master program (Royal Academy of Art — The Hague). He reguarly gives workshops and talks around the world. His work received several awards including the New York Type Directors Club’s Certificate of Typographic Excellence, ATypI’s Letter.2, and the European Design Award.
The first TPTQ Arabic printed type specimen presents the collection of current and upcoming Arabic typefaces and their Latin counterparts.