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; and others.

Reviews of architectural and interior design projects appeared in Alaska Airlines Magazine, Artline, Eastside Guide, The Herald, A Gourmet’s Notebook, KIRO TV 7, Mobil Travel Guide, Northwest Gourmet, Puget Sound Business Journal, Seattle Best Places, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, The Seattle Times, Travel & Leisure, and the Weekly among others.

• Typographic work “Fadli Rabbi Arabesque” is selected as a winning entry in Communication Arts 2017 Typography Competition

• “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

• “Interview with Architect-Artist Mamoun Sakkal” by Khladoun Fansa, published in Facebook page of Al-Ma’moun High School, 1/15/2016

• Typographic work featured in “Typography 36: The Annual of the Type Directors Club,” Verlag Hermann Schmidt, Mainz, Germany, 2015. Bustan typeface is featured on page 342.

• Arabic calligraphy logotype selected for the book "LogoLounge 9" by Bill Gardner and Anne Hellman, 2015

• 13 Arabic calligraphy works and biography appeared in Islamic Society of North America Hijrah calendar for the year 1436/2015. ISNA, Plainfiled, 2015

• Calligraphic artwork “Peace/Love Dove” is featured in greeting card by RPCVs of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015

• “Custom Arabic Corporate Typeface for Burj Khalifa in Dubai” featuring Shilia typeface is published in the book Best Wayfinding Design (Vol. 2 Commercial/Education), High Design publishing, 2015, pp. 157-63

• “Khatt Bustan” (Bustan Typeface), review of new Arabic typeface appeared in Hroof Arabiyya magazine, Dubai, Issue 34, October 2014, pp. 50-52

• Examples of Arabic Kufic calligraphy styles are published in the book Culture & Values, A Survey of The Humanities, 8th edition, by Lawrence S. Cunningham et al. Boston, Wadsworth Cengage Learning, 2014, p. 260

• Brief biography and sample calligraphy artwork appeared in the book Language in the Visual Arts: The Interplay of Text and Imagery by Leslie Ross, McFarland Publishers, NC, 2014

• Four Arabic calligraphy logotypes selected for the book "LogoLounge 8" by Bill Gardner and Anne Hellman, 2014

• Steven Heller writes in the Atlantic: “Designing the Font for the Tallest Building in the World” about my typeface Shilia.

• Calligraphic image “Steps and Shadow” and text commentary included in the educational project “Saphir: Folien zum Islam” containing 48 slides and booklet, by Dr. Werner Hauβmann, et al. Kösel-Verlag, Munich, 2013

• Calligraphy and typography work featured in The Briem Report: Letterforms 2012, Operina, CA, 2013

• Contributed a glyph design to Font Aid VII: The Philippines, a collaborative typeface for Typhoon Haiyan relief by Society of Typographic Aficionados, USA, 2013

• Seven Arabic calligraphy logotypes selected for the book "LogoLounge | Master Library" volume 4, by Catharine Fishel and Bill Gardner, 2012

• Greeting cards featured in Letter Arts Review Greeting Card Issue, Greensboro, NC, 2012

• Biography appeared in Illustrated Dictionary of the Muslim World, Marshall Cavendish Reference, NY, 2011

• Two Arabic calligraphy logotypes selected for the book "LogoLounge | Master Library" volume 3, by Catharine Fishel and Bill Gardner, 2011

• Calligraphic art featured in the Belgian Flanders art magazine Vlaanderen kunsttijdschrift, special issue Project Brody Neuenschwander, June 2011.

• Arabic calligraphy logotype selected for the book "LogoLounge | Master Library" volume 2, by Catharine Fishel and Bill Gardner, 2010

• Arabic calligraphy logotype selected for the book "LogoLounge 5" by Catharine Fishel and Bill Gardner, 2009

• Kufic and Cursive calligraphy examples published in the book “Shodō, Az Ecset Útja” by Gáncs Nikolasz, Sokszorosítás és nyomdai munkák: Shirokuma Ltd. 2009

• “Taking Root in America: The Art of Mamoun Sakkal” and “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.

• Four Arabic calligraphy logotypes selected for the book "LogoLounge 4"by Catharine Fishel and Bill Gardner, 2008

• Calligraphic work “Steps and Shadow” is featured and discussed in book chapter “Sacred calligraphy in contemporary art” by Ayse Turgut, Word of God, Art of Man: The Qur’an and its Creative Expression, ed. Fahmida Suleman. London, Oxford University Press, 2007, pp. 219-20

• Arabic calligraphy, logotypes, and greeting card featured in the book Graphic Design and Religion: a call for renewal by Daniel Kantor. Chicago, GIA Publications, 2007

• Sakkal Greetings featured in “Express Yourself with Designer Cards” by Sumayyah Meehan, Our Rising Star, Vol. 12, Issue 5, November/December 2006, Issaquah, Wa, pp. 14, 15.

• Sakkal.com featured in “Best of the Web” by Frances Spiegel, Letter Art Review, Vol. 21, No. 1, Greensboro, NC, pp. 44-49.

• Four logotypes with Arabic calligraphy selected among the best designed in 2006 and featured in the book “Logolounge 3” by Catharine Fishel and Bill Gardner, Rockport Publishers, Massachusetts, 2006, pp. 98, 177.

• “Modren Arabic Typography: Challenges and Opportunities,” translated to Arabic by Hasan Abu Afash and published in HibaStudio.com web site.

• Brief biography, typeface design, and discussion of calligraphic artwork appeared in the chapter “From Traditional Styles to Graphic Design and Calligraphic Art,” Islamic Calligraphy by Sheila S. Blair, Edinburgh University Press, 2006, pp. 609-611.

• Sakkal Design profile featured in Focus on Design section and ranked in the Top 100 Graphic Design Firms in the Northwest, Media Inc. issue 2, 2006, Seattle, WA, p. 48 and 71.

• “Interview with Architect-Artist Mamoun Sakkal” by Khladoun Fansa, Al-Adiyyat, Fall/Winter 2005, Aleppo, Syria, pp. 116-124 (in Arabic).

• “Arabic fonts are us,” by Eric Fetters, Herald Newspaper, Everett, WA, Thursday June 23, 2005, pp. A8-A9.

• “The Square Kufi-its roots and exponents,” by Marion Muller in U&lc: influencing design & typography, edited by John, D. Berry. Mark Batty Publisher, NJ, 2005, pp. 78-79.

• “Modren Arabic Typography: Challenges and Opportunities,” interview by Stuart Tayler, Graphic Design Program, Bournemouth Arts Institute, London, March 2005. Also published at http://www.sakkal.com/articles/Modern_Arabic_Typography.html

• Artwork appeared in “Historical Atlas of Islam,” Malise Ruthven and Azim Nanji, editors, Cambridge, MA, 2004, p. 194.

• “The Art of Arabic Calligraphy: The Language and the Script” article published in issue 1 of “Iqra Islamic Newspaper,” New Orleans, LA, 2004.

• Typographic work featured in “Typography 25: The Annual of the Type Directors Club,” Harper Design International, New York, 2004. Microsft Uighur typeface is featured on page 296.

• “Sakkal Design Wins Type Design Award,” Media Inc., Seattle, WA. Issue 1, 2004, p. 138.
• Type design mentioned in Jan Middendorp’s “Dutch Type,” Uitgeverij 010 Publishers, 2004, p. 207.

• Biography included in “Diversity in Harmony: A National Exhibit by Artists of Arab and Middle Eastern Heritage,” exhibition catalog. Alfred Berkowitz Gallery, University of Michigan-Dearborn, 2003.

• Typographic work featured in “Typography 24: The Annual of the Type Directors Club,” Harper Design International, New York, 2003. Arabic Typesetting typeface is featured on pages 290-91 with a statement by competition judge Dr. Fiona F. G. Ross. Sakkal Seta typeface is featured on page 298.

• Article “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, published by Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, United Nations, New York, 2003, pp. 4-9.

• “Sakkal Design Takes Home Typography Awards,” Media Inc., Seattle, Wa. Issue 2, 2003, p. 108.

• Profile included in “Arab Americans in the Northwest” published by the Arab Center of Washington, Summer 2003.

• Custom Square Kufic calligraphy commissioned for Stephen Worlfam’s book “A New Kind of Science,” New Port, 2002, p. 874 and back cover art.

• Bigraphy and artwork included in “Al-mu’jam al-awwal lil-khattatin al-mu’asireen (First Encyclopaidea of Contemporary Calligraphers),” Kuwait, 2001.

• Extensively quoted and artwork featured and analyzed in Khaled Alnajdi’s Ph.D. dissertation titled “Reforming Arabic Calligraphy: For Computer Art and Design in Kuwaiti Art Education,” The Pennsylvania State University, 2001.

• Quoted in Fayeq S. Oweis’s Ph.D. dissertation titled “The Elements of Unity in Islamic Art as Examined Through the Work of Jamal Badran,” Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, OH, 2001, p. 139.

• “Turning a Centuries-Old Art Into A Business: Sakkal Design Finds Calligraphy Practice Lucrative in Helping American Firms Market to Community” by Anayat Durrani. Arab-American Business cover story, V. 2, No 2, December 2001, pp 17-19.

• “Carrying on the intricate art of Arabic calligraphy” by Anayat Durrani, www.arabia.com, August 29, 2001. http://www.arabia.com/life/article/english/0,1690,66529,00.html

• Calligraphic artwork included with the textbook “Art: A Personal Journey,” a middle school art program authored by Marilyn Stewart and Eldon Katter, and published by Davis Publications in Worcester, Massachusetts, 2001.

• Muqarnas research mentioned in Yasser Tabbaa’s “The Transformation of Islamic Art during the Sunni Revival,” University of Washington Press, 2001, p. 190.

• Artwork featured in “Islam: Art and Architecture,” Markus Hattstein and Peter Delius, editors, Koneman Publishers, Cologne, Germany, 2001, p 598.

• Brief biography and typography work featured in “Arabic Typography” by Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares, published by Saqi Books in London, 2001, pp. 218-221.

• “Calligraphy Via Computer: Artist Mamoun Sakkal Adapts Tradition to Electronic Age” Aljadid, Winter 1999, p 29.

• Type design work featured in “Arabic Type: A Challenge for the 2nd Millennium,” Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares, Baseline International Typographics Magazine 26, 1998.

(Arabic Calligraphy on the Internet) by Nameer Asad, Al-Jaddeda Magazine, London, issue 605 (1998). Review of Internet web site. (in Arabic)

• Calligraphy exhibition featured on evening news of Austin’s local TV station. Austin, TX 1997.

• “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.

• Muqarnas research mentioned in Yasser Tabbaa’s “Constructions of Power and Piety in Medieval Aleppo,” The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1997, p. 147.

• “Script of the Holy Quran” interview with local TV program Focus on Islam, Seattle 1997.

• “Islamic Calligraphy: A Living Tradition” Anbaa al Arab newspaper, Los Angeles, CA. Nov. 10, 1997.

• Aljadid Magazine, Los Angeles, CA. Feb. 1997. Biography appeared in connection with artwork for cover of magazine.

• “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.

• Featured Guest Interview, Off Line, the nationally distributed cable arts program, NY 1996.

• “Gallery” Computer Artist, Nashua, New Hampshire, April/May, 1995.

• Interview about art show with On Sight, ISNA convention news magazine, Chicago, 1994.

• “IslamiClip Calligraphic Designs” Periodica Islamica. Vol. 4, No.3 (1994). Review of calligraphic designs clip art collection.

• (Printing of Arabic calligraphy and ornaments on personal computers) by Mamoun Sakkal, Al Hayat newspaper, issue 11158, Sept. 1993. (in Arabic)

• (Mamoun Sakkal presents a new product for personal computers: Arabic calligraphy and ornaments) by Dr. Ahmad Ubaydli, Al Hayat newspaper, issue 11074, June 9, 1993. Reprinted in Beirut Times, Los Angeles, CA, 18 March 1993. (in Arabic).

• “Gallery” Aldus Magazine, March/April, 1990.

• (Innovative Arabic Typefaces)Mac Magazine, Beirut, Jan. 1990. (in Arabic)

• “Traditional Elegance With A Dash of Panache”(review of Panache Restaurant) Naugahyde: The Design Medium, 1987.

• “Bite becomes a classroom” (review of Phoenecia Restaurant booth at the Bite of Seattle) Seattle Post-Intelligencer, July 16, 1986.

• “A dramatic new look” (review of El Papagayo’s Lounge) Bowlers Journal Magazine, Chicago, IL, November 1987.

• “Designer Soptlight on Hotels/Motels” (review of Panache Restaurant) The Designer Magazine, New York, September 1986.

• “Richland Holiday Inn wins renovation award” (review of Holiday Inn Hotel) Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, Vol. 93, No. 264, November 11-12, 1986.

• “The Square Kufi-its roots and exponents,” by Marion Muller, Upper and Lower Case, Vol. 13, No. 2, August 1986, pp. 12-13.

• “Problem-Solving Design: Functional Space Opens Opportunities For 75-Seat Operation” (review of Saleh al-Lago Restaurant) Independent Restaurants Magazine, Madison, WI, October 1985.

• “Pleasing Everyone” (review of Deeter’s Lounge) The Designer Magazine, New York, September 1984.

(Mamoun Sakkal and a critical pause between prevailing values and new propositions) by Omar Altunji, Al Thawrah newspaper, Damascus, issue 3451, 1974. (in Arabic)

(Mamoun Sakkal Exhibition an Artistic Spectacle) by Khaled Naqshbandi, Al Jamaheer newspaper, Aleppo, issue 2726, 1974. (in Arabic)

(Mamoun Sakkal and Authenticity in Art) by Salah Deen Muhammad, Al Jamaheer newspaper, Aleppo, issue 2718, 1974. (in Arabic)

(Al Mamoun Exhibition: Creative fingertips on a distinguished student level) by Asad al Mudarres, Al Jamaheer newspaper, issue 668, 1967. (in Arabic)


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