Lara Captan (1984) is an independent Arabic type designer & typographer born in Beirut, based in Amsterdam. Since 2005, she embarked on a long, silent road to discover the history and mechanics of the Arabic script with one constant aim: The wish to create Arabic typefaces that spring from the graphic heritage of Arabic writing yet transform the past in search for modernity.
Kristyan Sarkis (TPTQ-Arabic) is a graphic and type designer based in the Netherlands . He has worked in the fields of graphic design and branding, and has shortly taught in Virginia CommonWealth University (Qatar). Since 2010, he is an independent graphic and type designer focused in Arabic calligraphy.
He has been awarded twice the Certificate of Excellence in Type Design from TDC, New York, in 2011 (Thuraya) and 2012 (Greta Arabic). Thuraya was also selected as one of the winning entries of Atypl’s Letter.2 competition. More recently, his latest, Colvert Arabic was awarded 1st prize in the Arabic Text Typeface category in Granshan 2012.