Mahmoud Kahil Award
The Mahmoud Kahil annual pan-Arab jury award in the areas of comics, cartoons and illustration is organised by the Sawwaf Arabic Comics Initiative at the American University of Beirut. The award events include a ceremony, exhibition and book with a bilingual visual identity that gives greater hierarchy to the Arabic language, relying on a uniquely designed Arabic hand-lettering title piece inspired by the golden era of the 1960s in its experimentation, boldness and high contrast strokes.
Statement of the jury
The cover’s key visual is strikingly influenced by the specially designed handwriting, ensuring a high degree of recognition and lending it an unmistakable appearance.