ADC Awards

The ADC Annual Awards is the oldest continuously running industry award show in the world. Now in its incredible 102nd year, these awards celebrate the very best in advertising, digital media, graphic and publication design, packaging and product design, motion, experiential and spatial design, photography, illustration and fashion design all with a focus on artistry and craftsmanship.

ADC100 Typography Jury

Kristyan Sarkis

Managing Partner

TPTQ Arabic

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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 regularly 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.




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