11 January 2004
Istanbul (Turkey) - '6 Alfabe' student workshop to take place in Istanbul (Turkey) from 27 to 29 January 2004.
Istanbul (Turkey) - Yaki Molcho recently founded the Typographic Research Institute at Shenkar, College of Engineering and Design in Tel Aviv (Israel). Yaki will be one of the 9 workshop leaders during the '6 Alfabe' student workshop in Istanbul (Turkey) from 27 to 29 January 2004.

Born 1945 in Tel Aviv, Israel, Yaki graduated of the graphic design department at Bezalel, Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. From 1972, he worked as a freelance art-director with major advertising agencies in Israel focusing on corporate identities, advertising and marketing. From 1979, he designed many newspapers and magazines. He co-founded, in 1987, Vital, the Tel Aviv Center for Design Studies and FestiVital- the annual design festival of Israel. From 1985 to 1992, Yaki co-designed the typography of the Valley of the communities in Yad , the national Holocaust memorial site in Jerusalem. He also participated with David Crow in the Dialogue Project, an intercultural dialogue through typography, and took part in The Chinese Whisper, an international font design project.

Apart from his typographic work, Yaki is a designer of amusement parks for children and a senior lecturer at Shenkar, College of Engineering and Design where he recently, founded the Typographic Research Institute.

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About the '6 Alfabe' student seminar
Hosted by the Istanbul Bilgi University in Istanbul (Turkey) the '6 Alfabe' student workshop will be held from 27 to 29 January 2004.

'6 Alfabe' means 6 alphabets in Turkish. Students will explore six writing systems and alphabets: the Roman, Hangul (South Korea), Arabic, Hebrew, Cyrillic and Devnagari (Hindi) alphabets.

The workshop will be conducted by 9 experts in graphic design and typograpy:
Mohammad Ali Yaghan (Jordan)
Tarek Atrissi (Lebanon/The Netherlands)
Oded Ezer (Israel)
Yaki Molcho (Israel)
Tagir Safayev (Russia)
Ashwini Deshpande (India)
Cagla Turgul (Turkey)
Elif Yalcinkaya (Turkey)
Ahn Sang-soo (South Korea).

The workshop is open to all students. There is no registration fee but registration will be done on a 'first come/first served basis.'

For registration, please fill the contact form at <a href="" target="new"></a> and specify 'Registration for the Istanbul Student Workshop' and the school you re at.