Graphic Negotiations #5 – Marwan Kaabour

Tuesday 27 September, 1pm
Online, free. RSVP.

Graphic Negotiations, our series of online lunchtime talks with designers, is back. In it we invite graphic designers to talk about or present their work in a format or style of their choice – whether a lecture, conversation, visual presentation or something else.

For this fifth event in the series we welcome Marwan Kaabour, who we recently worked with on Mahmoud Khaled’s Fantasies on a Found Phone, Dedicated to the Man Who Lost it, co-published with The Mosaic Rooms to coincide with the exhibition of the same name.

Marwan Kaabour is an independent graphic designer, visual artist and founder of Takweer. He moved from his hometown Beirut to London in 2011 to pursue a master’s degree, before joining Barnbrook – one of the UK’s most formidable and celebrated design agencies. He later set up his own design practice in 2020. In 2019, he founded Takweer, a platform that explores and archives queer narratives in Arab history and popular culture.

He has worked with some of the world’s most exciting cultural institutions, artists and publishers including the V&A Museum, Phaidon, Art Basel, The National Gallery, Thames & Hudson, Serpentine Galleries, Hayward Gallery, Somerset House, Banksy, and South London Gallery. He designed the much-celebrated Rihanna book, which was named as one of TIME magazine’s best photo books of 2019.

Buy the book: Fantasies on a Found Phone, Dedicated to the Man Who Lost it – Mahmoud Khaled (2022)

Visit the exhibition at the Mosaic Rooms: Fantasies on a Found Phone, Dedicated to the Man Who Lost it (until 25 September 2022)

The next two events in the series will be with Fraser Muggeridge on 19 October and Sara De Bondt on 16 November.

Graphic Negotiations #5 – Marwan Kaabour; ; 2022; | Commission: Graphic Negotiations | Designer: Marwan Kaabour