Bothell, WA. - 6 March 2006
Four logotypes from Sakkal Design, incorporating Arabic calligraphy, are to be included in the forthcoming book LogoLounge 3.
Sakkal Design Arabic Logotypes Selected for LogoLounge 3.
Four logotypes incorporating Arabic calligraphy to be included in the forthcoming book LogoLounge 3.
BOTHELL, WASHINGTON — March 1, 2006 — Mamoun Sakkal of Sakkal Design has recently had four logotypes selected for publication in the book LogoLounge 3 by Bill Gardner and Catharine Fishel. This book is due to be released in 2007. LogoLounge 3 will be published in a similar format to the previous volumes, issued in 2003 and 2005. These two volumes featured 2,000 international identities by leading designers.
The logotypes selected from Sakkal Design are those that incorporate Arabic calligraphy in cursive and geometric styles. Taken together, the four logotypes demonstrate the international composition of Sakkal’s clientele. One logotype was designed for the personal use of a client in Dubai, another for an Islamic association in Lusaka, Zambia, and a third design was done for a literary organization in New York. For a conference titled Women Writers of the Arab World held in Seattle, Washington, Sakkal created a logotype that incorporated the Arabic translation of the event name. “We know that the success of our marketing was due in large part to this beautiful design,” said Justine Barda, Director of Special Initiatives at Hedgebrook Foundation who commissioned the logotype.
“The Internet makes it possible for us to effectively serve clients in the Middle East and other regions that, nowadays, are just a few keystrokes away,” said Mamoun Sakkal. “It is most gratifying to see Arabic calligraphy acknowledged and published in the American mainstream media.”
A well-respected lettering artist, Mamoun Sakkal is a calligrapher and typeface designer who has received international awards in both fields. Last year he won an international competition by the Type Directors Club of New York for his Arabic script fonts “Sakkal Seta” and “Arabic Typesetting” which will be included in the next version of Windows operating system. Most recently, he won First Prize in the Letter Arts Review Annual International Competition for his Arabic calligraphy work titled “Rich and Poor No. 8.”
About Sakkal Design
Mamoun Sakkal, a native of Aleppo, Syria, immigrated to the United States in 1978. He is the founder and principal of Sakkal Design in Bothell, Washington. Providing graphic design solutions to major US corporations, Sakkal Design has focused on Arabic calligraphy and typography since the 1990’s. Sakkal’s expertise combines a traditional calligraphy with the latest in computer technology. For more information, please visit www.sakkal.com.
article posted 6 March 2006 and last updated 6 March 2006.