A graphic interpretation of the the three words, Beauty, Desire and Freedom, mixing a calligraphic vs a typographic rendering of the words. These three words are conceptually related to their strong link to our personal and human side, and the various ways we personally interact with these notions. This graphic visualization is my very personal expression of the words.

Tarek Atrissi

Born in Beirut, Tarek Atrissi has worked and studied in Lebanon, the Netherlands and the United States. He holds a BA in Graphic Design with distinction from the American University of Beirut; a Masters of Arts in Interactive Multimedia from the Utrecht School of the Arts in Holland and an MFA in Design from the School of Visual Arts in New York- where he studied under people like Steven Heller, Paula Scher and Stefan Sagmeister.

His work has been exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum in New York and is in the permanent Design collection of the Bibliotheque Nationale de France in Paris, in the Affiche Museum in Holland and in the Design collection of the University of Amsterdam. His projects were featured in major international design magazines and books in Korea, Germany, France, Russia, Australia, China, Japan, Holland, the United States, England, Canada and the Arab world.

His awards include the Type Directors Club's award for typographic excellence, two Adobe Design Achievement awards in 2002, the New York Aquent Design award in 2003 as well as four IBDAA99 awards, an open Design competition for design professionals in the Arab world. He was recently selected for Print Magazine's ‘Twenty under Thirty’, the international review for the most achieved Visual artists below the age of 30.

He is the founder of www.arabictypography.com, the online communication platform for Arabic Type, and is a frequent guest speaker in several universities and design seminars across the world. He is the principal of his own design studio, Tarek Atrissi Design, based in the Netherlands and serving a variety of clients, big and small, in Europe, the Middle East and the United States.

The Studio's multi-disciplinary scope of work covers all kinds of visual communication: Visual & corporate identities, Corporate Design, Poster Design, Book Design, Magazine & Newspaper Design, Web Design, Digital & Interactive Media, Packaging, Logotype, Typeface Design and Signage and Information Design. Their recent projects included designing the visual identity for the country of Qatar, the logo and identity for Al-Ghad Newspaper in Jordan, and the official Arabic Typeface for the Asian Games 2006.