LIST OF PUBLICATIONS AND AWARDS

List of Publications and Awards

DR. MAMOUN SAKKAL

BOOKS, PAPERS, AND ARTICLES
29. “Visit the Old City of Aleppo: Come with Tamim to a World Heritage Site,” editor and book designer. Khaldoun Fansa author, published by Cune Press, Seattle, WA 2017.
28. “Variations on M.C. Escher’s Name in Arabic Script,” self-published booklet with introduction by Jeffrey Price, August 2016.
27. “Arabic Calligraphy: From Script to Art” forthcoming.
26. “The Art of Arabic Calligraphy” reprinted in Arabic Font Specimen Book 2009.
25. “Square Kufic Calligraphy in Identity Design,” Identity magazine, No. 8, Autumn, 2006.
24. “ مبادئ الخط الكوفي التربيعي” (Principles of Square Kufic Design), Hrouf Arabiyya 2004.
23. “Muqarnas: The making of a New Term in Islamic Architecture,” Historians of Islamic Art, 2004.
22. “Mysteries of Square Kufi” in Future Vision, issue 12, 2003.
21. “Arabic Calligraphy in the Digital Age” in Inscription as Art in the World of Islam, 2002 (In print).
20. “The Topkapi Scroll: Geometry and Ornament in Islamic Architecture” Religious Studies Review.
19. “The Art of Arabic Calligraphy” Iman Impact, 1999 (in Arabic).
18. “Muqarnas in Aleppo: Early Examples” MESA, 1997.
17. “Geometry of Ribbed Domes in Spain and North Africa” History of Arabic Science; (1997).
16. “Arabic Calligraphy in the Digital Age” Hofstra University; New York, April 1996.
15. “Arabic Calligraphy for the Age of Computers” The AMC Report; New York, Aug. 1995.
14. “Muslim Calligraphers in America” Iqra Magazine; San Jose, California, May 1994.
13. (Mamoun Remembers al-Mamoun) in (al_Mamoun: The 100 Year Anniversary), 1994 (Arabic).
12. “An Islamic Image: English in Arabic Garb” Iqra Magazine; San Jose, California, July 1993.
11. “An Islamic Image: Calligraphy as Graphics” Iqra Magazine; San Jose, California, May 1993.
10. (Square Kufi in Islamic Architecture) Alam Al-Bena Magazine; 1992 (in Arabic).
9. “Designing Publications with Compatible Arabic and Roman Scripts” San Jose, CA, 1992.
8. “Geometry of Ribbed Domes in Spain and North Africa” History of Arabic Science; Granada,1992.
7. “Blending in FreeHand” Mac Magazine; Beirut, Sep. 1990.
6. “Thoughts on Visual Compatibility of Bilingual Publications” Cambridge Conference 1990.
5. “Domes and Rotating Squares” Symmetry in a Kaleidoscope Symposium; (1989).
4. “A Call for Just Peace” Reflex; Seattle, Sep. 1989.
3. “Drawing the Future, ” book review, Albenaa Magazine; Jan./Feb. 1989.
2. “An Introduction to Muqarnas Domes Geometry” Structural Topology #14; Montréal 1988.
1. “Muqarnas Domes, and the Image of the Arab-Islamic City” Urban Planning Symposium;1988.

WORKSHOPS, PRESENTATIONS, AND LECTURES
86. “Engineering Ornament: Square Kufic Calligraphy in Textile Design,” Slow Fiber Studio, Berkeley, July 1, 2017.
85. “Introduction to Arabic Calligraphy,” two day workshop, Slow Fiber Studio, Berkeley, July 1 and 2, 2017.
84. “Many Cultures One Community” Keynote address, MAPS Art and Culture Day, Redmond, May 6, 2017.
83. “Arabic Typography for Kindle-II” Amazon Seattle, April 25, 2017.
82. “Arabic Typography for Kindle” Amazon, September 22, 2016.
81. “Typographic Connections to Square Kufic” Typecon 2016, Seattle, August 26, 2016.
80. “Intersecting Squares: Geometric Compositions of Square Kufic Calligraphy in Bibi Khanum Mosque, Samarkand,” Joint Mathematics Meetings conference, Seattle, January 9, 2016.
79. “Arabic Calligraphy: Script and Art,” Seattle Pacific University, November 23, 2015.
78. “Arabic Calligraphy: Script and Art,” School of Visual Concepts, Seattle, WA, June 11, 2012,
77. November 5, 2012,
76. April 25, 2013,
75. June 27, 2013,
74. January 13, 2014, and
73. March 16, 2015.
72. “Arabic Calligraphy: Script and Art,” Bellevue College, Arabic Culture Week, June 4, 2015.
71. “Intricate Behavior in Arabic Fonts,” Typography and Design: A Special Event, Microsoft  2014.
70. “Square Kufic Calligraphy,” Kuwait’s 6th International Islamic Arts Convention, Kuwait, 2013.
69. “Arabic Calligraphy: Script and Art,” Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA, May 26, 2007,
68. April 10, 2010, and
67. October 29, 2013.
66.Writing Backwards: Designing Arabic TypefacesCreativeMornings Seattle, 2013.
65. “Issues in Arabic Typography: Kashidas and Justification,” Adobe Systems, 2010.
64. Presentation also repeated in Adobe Seattle office
63. “Arabic Calligraphy: Script and Art,” Write On Calligraphers, Edmonds, 2009.
62. “Famous Islamic Architectural Sites in Uzbekistan,” University of Washington, 2008.
61. “Islamic Calligraphy in Iranian Poster Art,” Seattle-Tehran Poster show, AIGA Seattle, 2008.
60. “Textual Signs for the Hereafter: Square Kufic on the Tombstones of Shah-i Zinda,” UW, 2008.
59. “What did OpenType open for Arabic Typography,” St. Bride Library, London, 2007.
58. “Islamic Calligraphy,” Muslim Association of Puget Sound, Redmond, WA, 2007.
57. “Arabic OpenType Type,” Microsoft Mini TypeCon, Microsoft, Redmond, 2007.
56. “Arabic Calligraphy: Script and Art,” Mosaic Program, University of Washington, 2007.
55. “Arabic Calligraphy: Origins and Modern Developments,” Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, 2007.
54. Gallery tour Islamic Calligraphy Exhibit of Muhamed Zakariya at Bellevue Art Museum, 2007.
53. “Calligraphic Reflections of Life in America,” 2006 Northwest Folklife Festival, Seattle, 2006.
52. “Art in Syria: A Personal Reflection,” University of Washington Club, 2006.
51. “Expanding Horizons for Arabic Typography,” Kitabat conference, Dubai, 2006.
50. Panelist in “Technology Forum,” Kitabat conference, Dubai, 2006.
49. “Issues in Arabic Fonts,” VOLT Day, Microsoft, 2005.
48. “Unity, Beauty, and Power: Islamic Art of Calligraphy,” University of Washington, 2005.
47. “Islamic Architecture in Uzbekistan: Bukhara,” Central Asia Circle, NELC, UW, 2005.
46. “Traditional Islamic Crafts of Uzbekistan,” 16th Annual Nicolas Poppe Symposium, UW, 2004.
45. “Calligraphy and Architectural Design in Uzbekistan,” Denny Hall, NELC, UW, 2004.
44. “History of Islamic Calligraphy,” Al Biruni Institute of Oriental Studies, Tashkent, 2004.
43. “My Calligraphic Artwork,” The Center for Contemporary Art, Tashkent, 2004.
42. “Muslim Life in America,” Tashkent Islamic University, 2004.
41. “Answers for an Indigenous Architecture in Aleppo,” College Architecture, Aleppo, 2003 (Arabic).
40. “My Journy to Arab Art,” Syrian Architects and Engineers Association, Aleppo, 2003 (in Arabic).
39. “Square Kufic in Islamic Architecture,” Arab Culture Center, Aleppo, 2003 (in Arabic).
38. “OpenType for Fine Arabic Typography,” AtypI 2003 Conference, Vancouver BC.
37. Panelist in “What is Arabic Typography,” AtypI 2003 Conference, Vancouver BC.
36. “Traditional Arabic Calligraphy and Modern Arab Artists” Arab Amer. exhibition. Dearborn, 2003.
35. Panelist in “Struggling to Express: Endeavors in the Arts,” Islam in America Conf., Harvard, 2003.
34. “The History of Islamic Calligraphy” and
33. “Contemporary Islamic Calligraphy” lectures at Lamu Cultural Festival. Lamu, Kenya 2002.
32. “Reeds Under The Pyramids: Islamic Calligraphy in Egypt” UW, Seattle, WA 2002.
31. “Art of Arabic Calligraphy.” Lecture and workshop at Arab Festival, Seattle Center, 2001.
30. “Islamic Calligraphy: Contemporary Variations on an Ancient Art”
29. “Arabic Calligraphy” workshop at King Library, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 2001.
28. “Islamic Art”Guest lecture in the course Islamic Civilization, NELC, UW, 2000.
27. “Islamic Calligraphy” lecture to high school students, Seattle Academy, Seattle WA 2000.
26. “Introduction to the Arts of Islam” lecture at Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA 2000.
25. “Arabic Calligraphy” lecture at Arab Festival in Seattle Center, Seattle, WA 1999.
24. “Calligraphy: Sacred art of Islam” University Presbyterian Church, Seattle, WA 1998.
23. “Geometry in Architecture” and
22. “Calligraphy in Architecture”: World Architecture course. Architecture, UW 1998, 1999.
21. “Preservation Resources on the Internet” Historic Preservation Week, Everett, WA 1998.
20. “Muqarnas: Geometries of Space and Light” University of Washington, Seattle, WA 1998.
19. “Arabic Calligraphy” World Languages Day, UW1998,
18. 1999,
17. 2000,
16. 2001,
15. 2003.
14. “Arabic Calligraphy” Museum of History and Industry, Family Fest; Seattle, WA, Dec. 1997.
13. “Introduction to Middle East culture” Jackson High School; Mill Creek, WA, 1996.
12. “Desktop publishing for architects” Computer Workshop on Digital Media, Arch. UW, 1995
11. “Calligraphy in Modern Arab Art” Arab Center of Washington; March, 1994.
10. “The Poetry of Arabic Calligraphy” Arab Awareness week; University of British Colombia, 1993.
9. “The Art of Arabic Calligraphy” Seattle Art Museum Resource Room, display boards; 1993.
8. “Introduction to Islamic Art” University of Washington; Seattle, Nov. 1992.
7. “Calligraphy and Islamic Architecture” University of Washington; Seattle, 1992, and 1996.
6. “Middle Eastern Calligraphy”: workshop for children. Pacific Arts Center; Seattle, 1992.
5. “Calligraphic Design in Islamic Art” Seattle Art Museum; April 1992.
4. “Calligraphy in the Islamic Architecture of Central Asia: Square Kufi” School of Art, UW, 1991.
3. “Paintings of Arabic Calligraphy” Arab Cultural Week; University of Washington; May, 1991.
2. “Being Middle Eastern in the U.S.” Middle East Mosaics program at UW, February, 1991.
1. “Translating the Corporate Image: Cultural and Marketing Considerations” Bellevue, 1990.

REVIEWS, INTERVIEWS, AND PUBLISHED WORK
Biography appeared in Illustrated Dictionary of the Muslim World;
Encyclopedia of Arab American Artists;
Barons Who’s Who in Interior Design;
Who’s Who in the West; Who’s Who in the World.

Reviews of architectural and interior design projects appeared in
13. Alaska Airlines Magazine,
12. Artline,
11. Eastside Guide,
10. The Herald,
9. A Gourmet’s Notebook,
8. KIRO TV 7,
7. Mobil Travel Guide,
6. Northwest Gourmet,
5. Puget Sound Business Journal,
4. Seattle Best Places,
3. Seattle Post-Intelligencer,
2. The Seattle Times,
1. Travel & Leisure, and the

Logo Design Books and Journals:
10. Arabic calligraphy logotype, book "LogoLounge 9", 2015
9. Four Arabic calligraphy logotypes, book "LogoLounge 8", 2014
8. Seven Arabic calligraphy logotypes, book "LogoLounge | Master Library" volume 4, 2012
7. Two Arabic calligraphy logotypes, book "LogoLounge | Master Library" volume 3, 2011
6. Arabic calligraphy logotype, book "LogoLounge | Master Library" volume 2, 2010
5. Arabic calligraphy logotype, book "LogoLounge 5", 2009
4. Four Arabic calligraphy logotypes, book "LogoLounge 4", 2008
3. Four logotypes with Arabic calligraphy, book “Logolounge 3”, 2006
2. 24 Arabic calligraphy logotypes, book “Logo A Lot,” BNN, Inc. Tokyo, 2006
1. “Best of the Best 2006” Identity Magazine, Moscow, 2006

Typography Books, Annuals, and Journals:
12. Typographic arabesque design included in Communication Arts Typography Annual 2107. January/February issue, p. 166.
11. AwanZaman typeface featured in “Typodarium 2017” a 365 day type calendar by Las Harmsen and Raban Ruddigkeit, published by verlag Hermann Schmidt.
10. AwanZaman typeface included in “Slanted #28 Contemporary Typefaces” 2016/17, pp. 8-9.
9. “Typography 36: The Annual of the Type Directors Club,” 2015
8. Typeface designs featured in “Arabic Font Specimen Book,” 2009
7. “Modren Arabic Typography: Challenges and Opportunities,” translated to Arabic and published in HibaStudio.com web site 2006
6. “The Square Kufi-its roots and exponents,” U&lc: influencing design & typography, 2005
5. “Typography 25: The Annual of the Type Directors Club,” 2004.
4. Type design mentioned in Jan Middendorp’s “Dutch Type,” Uitgeverij 010 Publishers, 2004
3. “Typography 24: The Annual of the Type Directors Club,” 2003.
2. Biography and typography work featured in “Arabic Typography” Saqi Books, London, 2001
1. Type design work featured in “Arabic Type: A Challenge for the 2nd Millennium,” 1998

Calligraphy and Graphic Design Books, and Journals:
21. Typographic work featured in Letter Arts Review Annual Juried Issue, Greensboro, NC, 2017
20. Typographic work featured in Letter Arts Review Annual Juried Issue, Greensboro, NC, 2016
19. “Custom Arabic Corporate Typeface for Burj Khalifa in Dubai” in book Best Wayfinding Design, 2015
18. (Bustan Typeface), review of new Arabic typeface appeared in Hroof Arabiyya, 2014
17. Arabic Kufic calligraphy styles, book “Culture & Values, A Survey of The Humanities, 2014
16. Calligraphic image and text commentary, educational project “Saphir: Folien zum Islam” 2013
15. Calligraphy and typography work, The Briem Report: Letterforms 2012, Operina, CA, 2013
14. Greeting cards featured in Letter Arts Review Greeting Card Issue, Greensboro, NC, 2012
13. Typographic work featured in Letter Arts Review Annual Juried Issue, Greensboro, NC, 2012
12. Typographic work featured in Letter Arts Review Annual Juried Issue, Greensboro, NC, 2011

11. Calligraphic art featured in the Belgian Flanders art magazine Vlaanderen kunsttijdschrift, 2011
10. Kufic and Cursive calligraphy examples, book “Shodō, Az Ecset Útja” by Gáncs Nikolasz, 2009
9. Arabic calligraphy, logotypes, and greeting card, book Graphic Design and Religion, 2007
8. Letter Arts Review Annual International Competition, Greensboro, NC, Review 2006
7. Sakkal.com featured in “Best of the Web”, Letter Art Review, 2006
6. Biography, typeface design, and discussion of calligraphic artwork, book “Islamic Calligraphy 2006
5. Bigraphy and artwork (First Encyclopaidea of Contemporary Calligraphers),” Kuwait, 2001
4. “Gallery” Computer Artist, Nashua, New Hampshire, April/May, 1995
3. Third International Calligraphy Competition Catalogue, IRCICA, Turkey. 1993
2. “Design” Mohieddin Ellabbad review of Upper and Lower Case article, book Nazar, 1987 (in Arabic)
1. “The Square Kufi-its roots and exponents,” Upper and Lower Case, 1986

Architecture and Interior Design Journals:
6. “Traditional Elegance With A Dash of Panache” Naugahyde: The Design Medium, 1987
5. “A dramatic new look” Bowlers Journal Magazine, Chicago, IL, November 1987.
4. “Designer Soptlight on Hotels/Motels” The Designer Magazine, New York, September 1986.
3. “A Look at Portfolio” The Quarterly, School of Architecture Journal, UW, Spring 1981.
2. “Problem-Solving Design: Functional Space Opens Opportunities For 75-Seat Operation” Independent Restaurants Magazine, Madison, WI, October 1985.
1. “Pleasing Everyone” The Designer Magazine, New York, September 1984.

Reviews in Books, Magazines, Newspapers, and TV Programs:
49. “Iqra Star” artwork featured in Skylight, News and Notes from the GTU, p 6, Fall 2017
48. Image of calligraphic artwork “Steps and Shadow” with text commentary published in “Saphir, 9/10, Islamisches Rligionsbuch für junge Musliminnen und Muslime”, p 33. Cornelsen Verlag GmbH, Berlin, 2017
46. Artwork published in “Reverberating Echoes: Contemporary Art Inspired by Traditional Islamic Art” by Carol Bier, along with artist biography. Catalogue of exhibition by the same title at Doug Adams Gallery, Center for the Arts and Religion at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA, January 31-May 26, 2017.
45. 13 Arabic calligraphy works and biography appeared in Islamic Society of North America Hijrah calendar for the year 1436/2015. ISNA, Plainfiled, 2015
44. Steven Heller writes in the Atlantic: “Designing the Font for the Tallest Building in the World” 2014
43. Brief biography and calligraphy, book “Language in the Visual Arts,” 2014
42. Biography appeared in Illustrated Dictionary of the Muslim World, 2011
41. “Taking Root in America: The Art of Mamoun Sakkal” and
40. “Taking Root in America: The Art of Combining Freedom and Tradition” TV programs produced by Marilyn Mayers for Channel 28 Television, Bellevue, WA, and aired in September 2008.
39. Calligraphic work featured and discussed in book chapter “Sacred calligraphy in contemporary art”, Word of God, Art of Man: The Qur’an and its Creative Expression, 2007
38. Sakkal Greetings featured in “Express Yourself with Designer Cards”, Our Rising Star, 2006
37. Sakkal Design profile featured in Focus on Design section and ranked in the Top 100 Graphic Design Firms in the Northwest, Media Inc. 2006
36. “Arabic fonts are us,” Herald Newspaper, Everett, WA, 2005
35. Artwork appeared in “Historical Atlas of Islam,” Cambridge, MA, 2004
34. “The Art of Arabic Calligraphy: The Language and the Script,” “Iqra Islamic Newspaper,” 2004
33. “Sakkal Design Wins Type Design Award,” Media Inc., Seattle, WA. Issue 1, 2004
32. Biography included in “Diversity in Harmony” exhibition catalog, 2003
31. “The Art of Arabic Calligraphy” by Mamoun Sakkal is quoted verbatim in Harmonization of ICT Standards Related to Arabic Language Use in Information Society Applications, 2003
30. “Sakkal Design Takes Home Typography Awards,” Media Inc., Seattle, Wa. Issue 2, 2003
29. Profile included in “Arab Americans in the Northwest” Arab Center of Washington, Summer 2003.
28. Custom Square Kufic calligraphy, book “A New Kind of Science,” New Port, 2002
27. Extensively quoted and artwork featured and analyzed in Khaled Alnajdi’s Ph.D. dissertation, 2001
26. Quoted in Fayeq S. Oweis’s Ph. D. dissertation, 2001
25, “Turning a Centuries-Old Art Into A Business: Sakkal Design Finds Calligraphy Practice Lucrative in Helping American Firms Market to Community” Arab-American Business 2001
24. “Carrying on the intricate art of Arabic calligraphy” www.arabia.com, August 29, 2001.
23. Calligraphic artwork included with textbook “Art: A Personal Journey,” Davis Publications, 2001
22. Muqarnas research mentioned in Yasser Tabbaa’s “The Transformation of Islamic Art during the Sunni Revival,” University of Washington Press, 2001
21. Artwork featured in “Islam: Art and Architecture,” Koneman Publishers, 2001
20. “Calligraphy Via Computer” Aljadid, Winter 1999
19. “Arabic Calligraphy on the Internet” Al-Jaddeda Magazine, London, 1998 (in Arabic)
18. Calligraphy exhibition featured on evening news of Austin’s local TV station. Austin, TX 1997
17. “Inscription as Art in the World of Islam-Unity in Diversity” Exhibition catalog by Dr. Habibeh Rahim, Hofstra Museum, Hofstra University, NY (1997). Biography and review of artwork
16. Muqarnas research mentioned in Yasser Tabbaa’s “Constructions of Power and Piety in Medieval Aleppo,” The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1997
15. “Islamic Calligraphy: A Living Tradition” Anbaa al Arab newspaper, Los Angeles, CA. 1997
14. Biography appeared in connection with artwork for cover of magazine, Aljadid Magazine, 1997
13. “Inscription as Art in the World of Islam” by Habibeh Rahim, Arts and the Islamic World No 29, Automn 1996, London, UK, pp. 45-47. Artwork featured in exhibition review.
12. “IslamiClip Calligraphic Designs” Periodica Islamica, 1994
11. “Printing of Arabic calligraphy and ornaments on personal computers”, Al Hayat newspaper, 1993
10. “Mamoun Sakkal presents a new product for personal computers: Arabic calligraphy and ornaments”, Al Hayat newspaper, issue 11074, June 9, 1993.
9. Reprinted in Beirut Times, Los Angeles, CA, 18 March 1993. (in Arabic)
8. “Gallery” Aldus Magazine, March/April, 1990.
7. “Innovative Arabic Typefaces” Mac Magazine, Beirut, Jan. 1990. (in Arabic)
6. “Bite becomes a classroom” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, July 16, 1986.
5. “Richland Holiday Inn wins renovation award” (review of Holiday Inn Hotel) Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, Vol. 93, No. 264, November 11-12, 1986.
4. “Mamoun Sakkal and a critical pause between prevailing values and new propositions” by Omar Altunji, Al Thawrah newspaper, Damascus, issue 3451, 1974. (in Arabic)
3. “Mamoun Sakkal Exhibition an Artistic Spectacle” by Khaled Naqshbandi, Al Jamaheer newspaper, Aleppo, issue 2726, 1974. (in Arabic)
2. “Mamoun Sakkal and Authenticity in Art” by Salah Deen Muhammad, Al Jamaheer newspaper, Aleppo, issue 2718, 1974. (in Arabic)
1. “Al Mamoun Exhibition: Creative fingertips on a distinguished student level” by Asad al Mudarres, Al Jamaheer newspaper, issue 668, 1967. (in Arabic)

Interviews:
7. “Global success of Islamic calligraphy rests on awareness among Arab minorities, says Burj Khalifa typeface designer” by Heba Hashim, published in Salam Global Islamic Economy Gateway, 12/08/2016:
6. “Interview with Architect-Artist Mamoun Sakkal” by Khladoun Fansa, published in Facebook page of Al-Ma’moun High School, 1/15/2016
https://www.facebook.com/groups/848605118492458/permalink/1107068635979437/
5. “Interview with Architect-Artist Mamoun Sakkal” Al-Adiyyat, 2005 (in Arabic)
4. “Modren Arabic Typography: Challenges and Opportunities,” Graphic Design Program, London, 2005
3. “Script of the Holy Quran” interview with local TV program Focus on Islam, Seattle 1997
2. Featured Guest Interview, Off Line, the nationally distributed cable arts program, NY 1996
1. Interview about art show with On Sight, ISNA convention news magazine, Chicago, 1994

Artwork published:
15. Alhayat Newspaper,
14. Aljadid magazine,
13. California Quarterly,
12. Computer Artist,
11. Culturas,
10. Cune Online magazine,
9. The Guardian Review of London,
8. Iqra Magazine,
7. Islamic Horizons,
6. Middle East Studies Association Bulletin,
5. Multilingual Computing,
4. National Geographic,
3. The Seattle Times,
2. Visual Impressions,
1. The University of Washington Weekly.

SELECTED HONORS AND AWARDS
National and international awards for typography and calligraphy work:
19. Typographic work featured in Letter Arts Review Annual Juried Issue, Greensboro, NC, 2017
18. Typographic work “Fadli Rabbi Arabesque” is selected as a winning entry in Communication Arts 2017 Typography Competition
17. Second Prize Award in “2nd Main” category (First prize not awarded) for Calibri Arabic typeface, with Aida Sakkal, Granshan International Type Design competition, Cairo, 2016
16. First Prize Award in “Display” category for Bustan typeface, with Jamal Bustan, Granshan International Type Design competition, Cairo, 2016
15. Grand Prize Award for Bustan typeface, with Jamal Bustan, Granshan International Type Design competition, Cairo, 2016. http://www.granshan.org
14. Typographic work featured in Letter Arts Review Annual Juried Issue, Greensboro, NC, 2016
13. Award of Excellence for Bustan Arabic typeface design, Type Directors Club Type Design Competition, New York, 2015
12. Typographic work featured in Letter Arts Review Annual Juried Issue, Greensboro, NC, 2012
11. Typographic work featured in Letter Arts Review Annual Juried Issue, Greensboro, NC, 2011

10. Finalist in logos for non-profit organizations and events, “Best of the Best 2007” International design contest for logos, trademarks and corporate identity. Identity Magazine, Moscow, 2007
9. First Place Award for logos for non-profit organizations and events, “Best of the Best 2006” International design contest for logos, trademarks and corporate identity. Identity magazine, Moscow, 2006
8. First Prize Award for “Rich and Poor #8,” and selected work “Vessel of Justice,” Letter Arts Review Annual International Competition, Greensboro, NC, Review 2006
7. Award of Excellence for Uighur typeface design, Type Directors Club Type Design Competition, New York, 2004.
6. Award of Excellence for Sakkal Seta typeface design, Type Director’s Club Type Design Competition, New York, 2003.
5. Award of Excellence for Arabic Typesetting typeface design, Type Director’s Club Type Design Competition, New York, 2003.
4. First place award, Arab Festival poster design competition, Arab Center of Washington, Seattle 2003.
3. First place award, Arab Human Development Report cover design competion, United Nations Development Programme, New York 2003.
2. Selected by Seattle Arts Commission to design a public artwork for Seattle Center representing the Arab Festival in “Artworks Project,” 1999.
1. First Award in Kufi style: Third International Calligraphy Competition, Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture, Istanbul, Turkey, 1993.

National awards for artwork:
13. First Prize: Arab Union of Military Sports, logo design competition, Baghdad, Iraq, 1976.
12. Best Design: Unknown Soldier Monument, national design competition, Damascus, Syria, 1975.
11. Second prize: Cotton Festival Poster Design competition, Aleppo, Syria, 1975.
10. First prize: Cotton Festival Poster Design Competition, Aleppo, Syria, 1974.
9. First prize: Cotton Festival Poster Design Competition, Aleppo, Syria, 1973.
8. Two awards: Poster Exposition, Damascus, Syria, 1972.
7. Third prize: Amateur Film competition, Aleppo Cinema Club, Aleppo, Syria, 1971.
6. Award of Spring Exposition, University of Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria, 1970.
5. First prize in painting: Syrian Plastic Arts Institutes Sixth Exposition, Homs, Syria, 1969.
4. First prize in print-making: Cotton Festival Exposition, Aleppo, Syria,1969.
3. Award of Plastic Arts Institute of Aleppo Exposition, Aleppo, Syria, 1969.
2. First prize in printmaking: Cotton Festival Exposition, Aleppo, Syria, 1968.
1. Honorable award in painting: Syrian Plastic Arts Institutes Fifth Exposition, Damascus, Syria, 1968.

Awards for academic work:
7. College of Architecture and Urban Planning, U.W: All College Award for graduate work, 1982
6. Department of Architecture, U.W: Best Thesis Award, 1982
5. University of Washington: Foreign Exchange Scholarship, 1979
4. University of Aleppo Scholarship, 1974
3. University of Aleppo Scholarship, 1973
2. University of Aleppo Travel Scholarship, 1972
1. University of Aleppo Scholarship, 1970

National awards for architectural work:
3. Best Lounge Renovation Award, The Bowlers Journal Annual Design Contest, 1987
2. Top Modernization Award, Holiday Inn Systems, 1986
1. Panorama of October Monumental Museum, national design competition, Damascus, 1st. Place, 1977

Jury member, Linotype’s First Arabic Type Design Competition, Bad Hamburg, Germany, 2005

ART SHOWS
47. “Knowledge & Diversity” Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Center for Islamic Studies, Graduate Theological Union library, Berkeley, CA, September 19, 2017, to January 19, 2018.
46. “Art and Culture Day” Muslim Association of Puget Sound, Redmond, May 6, 2017.
45. “Reverberating Echoes: Contemporary Art Inspired by Traditional Islamic Art,” seven artists show at Doug Adams Gallery, Center for the Arts & Religion, Graduate Theological Union. Berkeley, CA, January 31-May 31, 2017
44. “Cultural Perspectives” Seattle Municipal Tower Gallery, October 4 – December 28, 2016.
43. Kufic Calligraphy Exhibition, Kuwait’s 6th International Islamic Arts Convention, Kuwait, 2014.
42. “Art and Culture Day” Muslim Association of Puget Sound, Redmond, Washington, 2012.
41. “Project Brody Neuenschwander,” Romeins Archeologisch Museum Oudenburg, 2011.
40. “Reflections, An Exhibition of Contemporary Arab American Art”, Dearborn, Michigan. 2009.
39. “Continuity and Change: Islamic Tradition in Contemporary Art” Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, New York, 2007.
38. “Arabic Calligraphy Art Live Auction” organized by Central Texas Muslimaat, Austin, Texas, 2006.
37. “The Power of the Word”, Synergy Fine Art Gallery, Berkley, Michigan, 2006.
36. “Where We Are Now,” art show of Arab American artist from the Northwest, 2006
35. “Treasures of Damacus” University of Washington Club, Seattle, WA, April 27, 2006.
34. “Four C’s: Computers, Cartoons, Caricatures, and Calligraphy,” East Shore Gallery, Bellevue, 2006.
33. “Love Letters” a group exhibition of calligraphic work. Floating Leaves Tea House, Seattle, 2006
32. “Snap to Grid: the UN-Juried Competition,” Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, 2005
31. “Re-Interpreting the Middle East” A theme portfolio, 2005.
30. “Flourish II” a calligraphic exhibition sponsored by Write On Calligraphers, Washington State Convention and Trade Center, Seattle, WA, June 30-Sept. 28, 2005.
29. Arab Heritage Month Art Exhibit, The Harrison Gallery at Seattle Center, Seattle, WA. 2005.
28. “Steps and Shadows” artwork permanently displayed in the new Sharjah Islamic Museum, 2005.
27. One-man art show at Historians of Islamic Art Annual Majlis, UW, Seattle, Wa. 2004.
26. “Calligraphic Artwork,” one-man show at The Center for Contemporary Art, Tashkent, 2004.
25. “Arab Festival Art Exhibit,” Seattle Center House Gallery, Seattle, WA, 2003.
24. “Diversity in Harmony” Alfred Berkowitz Gallery, University of Michigan-Dearborn. 2003.
23. “2+2=Art: The Art of Mathematics,” The Everett Center For The Arts, Everett, WA 2003.
22. “Art in Embassies Exhibition” American Embassy in Damascus, 2003.
21. “The Spirit of Islam: Experiencing Islam Through Calligraphy,” Museum of Anthropology, BC 2002
20. “Arab Art from the Northwest” Odegaard Undergraduate Library, University of Washington, 2001.
19. “Threading Memories: Arab Art from the Northwest,” Seattle Center House Gallery, 2001.
18. Peal Gallery at the King Library, University of Kentucky, Lexington, 2001.
17. ISNA National Convention, Chicago, IL, 2000.
16. First Painting Biennial of the Islamic World, Tehran, Iran, 2000.
15. Arab American Cultural and Community Center, Houston, TX 2000.
14. “Artworks” Art Exhibit, Seattle Center Pavilion, Seattle, 1999.
13. “Arab Festival Art Exhibit” Seattle Center Pavilion, 1999.
12. The Gallery, Texas Union, University of Texas, Austin, TX 1997.
11. Amandari Gallery, Seattle, WA 1996.
10. “Works of Faith,” First Presbyterian Church, Portland, Oregon 1996.
9. “Inscription as Art in the World of Islam,” Hofstra Museum, New York 1996.
8. “Art by Architects,” Seattle Chapter American Institute of Architects 1996 and 1997.
7. Islamic Arts Show, The Abiquiu Inn, Abiquiu, New Mexico 1995 and 1996.
6. Islamic Society of North America Convention, Chicago, IL 1994.
5. Arab Center of Washington, Seattle, WA 1994.
4. University of Washington, Seattle, WA 1979, 1980, 1990, 1991, and 2004.
3. University of Cambridge, England 1990.
2. University of Aleppo, Syria, 1974.
1. Aleppo National Museum, Syria 1969, and other national and juried art exhibitions in Syria.

 

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