A list of things that work for us
[Description] In their talk 'A list of things that work for us', maajoun will be sharing their experience as a start-up in Beirut through speculations and work samples.
After their successful collaboration on the design of Shimal/Noord (Arabic travel guide to the Netherlands) with the Mediamatic Foundation in Amsterdam in 2010, designers Lara Balaa and Khajag Apelian decided to return to Beirut to start a joint practice under the name maajoun. Despite its young age, the studio has worked on a wide range of projects ranging from web to identities and print, including a series of book cover guidelines for regional publishing house Hachette Antoine and the Arabic adaptation of Disney’s logos. Besides its work in publishing and type design, the studio is known for designing online artist portfolios and cultural event identities and communication matter.
Within the design scene, maajoun is recognized for its participation in local and international exhibitions and events such as Pecha Kucha Night (Beirut - 2011), Graphorisms (Barcelona - 2011), AIGA’s International Small Talk Films (Chicago - 2012), Typolyrics (Yerevan - 2012), Beirut Design Week (2012) and Show Us Your Type Beirut (2012).