Marwan Kaabour

Marwan Kaabour is a graphic designer and artist. He works with institutions, brands and individuals in the art and cultural sector. He is also the founder of Takweer. Marwan 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, and more recently the artist book he designed in collaboration with artist Mahmoud Khaled titled Fantasies on a Found Phone, Dedicated to the Man Who Lost It, was chosen as part of Creative Review’s Photography Annual as one of the best photography publications of 2022.

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