Morcos Key wins 5 awards + Best in Dicipline at the TDC Competition

The Type Directors Club, the world’s leading typography organization and part of The One Club for Creativity, announced their winners for TDC69 Competition and Morcos Key is proud to bring home 5 awards, including the best in Discipline in Typography for the project I Want Sky.

Morcos Key TDC

Jon Key's solo show "Second Goodbyes"

Steve Turner is pleased to present Second Goodbyes, a solo exhibition by Jon Key that features new paintings, textiles and a silk screened wallpaper installation. Key continues to expand his world of contorted figures in violet plaid and polka dot against contrasting fields of black, red and green to explore issues relating to family, home, identity and friendship.

Jon Key

100 Best Arabic Posters

Four of the posters designed by Wael Morcos were selected for inclusion in the annual 100 Best Arabic Posters design competition.

Arabic Lettering Posters by Wael Morcos

Saudi Super Graphics

Together with ModelCraft Group, we created bespoke super graphics celebrating Saudi Arabia's 90th national day. Six chapters share Saudi culture, history, language and customs adorn the four towers in Digital City in Riyadh. This project is a collaboration with ModelCraft Group, ArtVue Worldwide and Saber.

Saudi Super Graphics light show

Wael Morcos Judging the AIGA competition

Wael will be judging the AIGA “365 A YEAR IN DESIGN” competition along side 4 other amazing designers and educators. The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) recognizes excellence and representing innovation across all categories of communication design, from print to web to service to spaces-both physical and virtual.

Morcos Key turns 6!

6 years ago today we had our launch party in NYC! Very excited with what’s ahead for this year and looking forward to sharing updates with you all!

Morcos Key 6 years

Morcos Key Key at How Design Live in Boston

Jon Key and Wael Morcos were invited to speak at the Home Design Live in Boston and to share their studio practice as a model for how a contemporary design work can give visibility to underrepresented narratives.

Morcos Key Design Speaker

Center for Book Arts Master Faculty Fellow

The exhibition Morcos Key Makes Reads takes viewers through a selection of print materials: branding stories, type treatments, collaborations, commissions, and personal projects. These books are displayed alongside selections from our personal library, demonstrating the conceptual and aesthetic influence on our process and creative practice.

Morcos Key work added to the DNS Museum design collection

Four of our projects have been added to the design collection at the Die Neue Sammlung Museum in Munich: the Graphik Arabic specimen booklet, the Lyon Arabic specimen poster, the "I Want Sky" newsprint and the "Confused immigrant" poster. Thank you DNS! We are thrilled to be part of your collection!

Wael Morcos in Cairo

Wael will be speaking in Cairo, at the Falaki theater American University of Cairo Cultural Center.

Wael Morcos Design Lecture

Black Visionaries Impact Award

Our studio Morcos Key has been selected as recipient of the Impact Grant Recipient of the Black Design Visionaries award. We're very proud of Jon and his unwavering commitment to creating work that comes from the heart.

In June of this year Instagram and the Brooklyn Museum launched this program to empower, community builders and visionary designers who are creating innovative expressions of Black culture. The Impact Award is given to a Black lead design studio and comes with a $75,000 grant.
A big thank you to everyone who believed in us and supported us through work, mentorship and advice.

MTV VMA Campaign Taking Over the Subway

We were part of a group of BIPOC and LGBTQ+ artists that took over the NYC subway station at Brooklyn’s Atlantic Avenue terminal at Barclays Center for the MTV VMA campaign. The collage pieces are abstract deconstructed portraits and the typography were in Arabic and conveyed a message of hope and resilience.