Khajag Apelian

Lettering Artist

Khajag Apelian is a lettering artist, type and graphic designer. Having grown up between Dubai and Beirut, and being raised in an Armenian family, Khajag has an affinity for different languages and writing systems, which he has applied to the development of typefaces in many scripts, including Arabic, Armenian, and Latin. He designed Arek, a typeface that was awarded the Grand Prize at Granshan 2010 International Type Design Competition, and was among the winners of Letter.2, the second international type design competition organized by the Association Typographique Internationale. He currently operates under the name debakir, Armenian for printed type, and teaches design courses at the American University of Beirut.

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