The studio is an ongoing practice of arts and design by Sarp Sozdinler, which spans across various media and platforms but gravitates more toward the poster format, alongside books, exhibition designs, magazines, typefaces, catalogs, illustrations, writing, lecturing, workshopping, creative consultancy, branding, art direction and websites for cultural institutions and artists.

Sarp Sozdinler (b° 1989, Izmir) lives and works in Istanbul, Turkey. He began his independent graphic design practice in 2014 while studying at Die Angewandte / University of Applied Arts Vienna, after switching from Computer Engineering between the years 2006—2009. He now gives Typography classes at Istanbul Aydin University, and a participant in the post graduate program of Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts, where he also earned his BFA.


Before moving on to launching his own studio, he completed his internships and art directorial efforts in various countries, ranging from Italy to Belgium, at studios like Base Design, VtwoB, BEK / Bulent Erkmen, and Future Anectodes Istanbul

Alongside the design practice, he is the founder of Faces of Google Earth project, a co-founder at small publishing house Editions Inédits, and writes and illustrates a web graphic novel titled The Orchard, and filming short found-footage documentaries and motion poems.


The wrap-up video from the workshop we've held as
a part of the series titled System Error: Living in
a World of Data Fetish
, in a group effort with Erman
Yılmaz
, and Manifold a.k.a. Esen Karol in August 2016
at Studio-X Istanbul.



Worked For

IKSV Istanbul
Design Biennial

Istanbul, Turkey
MIT Technology Review
Massachusetts, USA

The Boston Consulting Group
Boston, USA

Carbone Smolan Agency
New York, USA

Squeaky Wheel
Arts Center

Buffalo, USA
Orhan Pamuk & The Museum of Innocence
Istanbul, Turkey

deSingel Arts Institution
Antwerp, Belgium

Ministry of Sound London, United Kingdom
Na Di Fashion Studio London, United Kingdom
Xavier Hufkens Gallery
Brussels, Belgium

SALT
Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul Modern
Istanbul, Turkey
Bant Mag
Istanbul, Turkey
Very Very Contemporary
Berlin, Germany
Woollaa
Berlin, Germany
Northland
London, United Kingdom
Eastpak
Boston, United States
Mamut Art Project
Istanbul, Turkey
Design Foundation Istanbul
Istanbul, Turkey
Art International
Istanbul, Turkey
Contemporary Istanbul
Istanbul, Turkey
ISType International Typography Seminars
Istanbul, Turkey
Semih Kaplanoğlu
⟔ Onur Saylak
⟔ Kaan Müjdeci
⟔ Ali Özgentürk
⟔ Mercan Dede
⟔ Cynthia Madansky
⟔ Çağlar Kanzık
⟔ Mihda Koray
⟔ Selim Süme
⟔ Pelin Derviş
⟔ Fulya Erdemci
⟔ Ilgın Deniz Akseloğlu
⟔ Bolka Başaran
⟔ Cana BilirMeier
Vienna, Austria
⟔ Belit Sağ
Amsterdam, Holland
⟔ Mr. Strangé
Amsterdam, Holland
⟔ Cihan Turhan
Amsterdam, Holland
⟔ Kevin Krumnikl
Weinheim, Germany
⟔ FOL Cinema Society
Istanbul, Turkey
⟔ Manifold
⟔ Grafist
⟔ Studio–X Istanbul⟔ Zero Istanbul
⟔ İBB Şehir Tiyatroları
⟔ Exhibist
Istanbul, Turkey
⟔ Pozitif
Istanbul, Turkey
⟔ Borusan Music Centre
Istanbul, Turkey
⟔ Mini Müzikhol
Istanbul, Turkey
⟔ Pilevneli Project
Istanbul, Turkey
⟔ Cappadox
Cappadocia, Turkey
⟔ Vodafone Türkiye
⟔ Ay Yapım
Istanbul, Turkey
⟔ Arredamento Mimarlık
Istanbul, Turkey
⟔ TRT
Ankara, Turkey
⟔ Barlas + Parlak
Istanbul, Turkey
⟔ SAHA Foundation
Istanbul, Turkey
⟔ Küçükyalı Arkeopark
Istanbul, Turkey
⟔ 212 Studio
Istanbul, Turkey
⟔ Acquaverde
Istanbul, Turkey
Exhibitions

Typomania 2018
Moscow, Russia
MOSTRO Graphic Design Camp, Brera Design Days
Milan, Italy
Bak Bana: Posters from Istanbul
Augsburg, Germany
Shanghai Graphic Design Biennial 2017
Shanghai, China
‣ Design Week Turkey Ꞌ17: Mimar Sinan Pavillion
Istanbul, Turkey
‣ Taiwan International Graphic Design Festival
Taiwan, Republic of China
‣ Brno Graphic
Design Biennial 2016
Brno, Czech Republic
‣ Golden Bee 2016
Moscow, Russia

Type + Text:
The Year of the Avantgarde 
International Typography Poster Exhibition

Warsaw, Poland

‣ Tolerance
Poster Show

Seattle, USA
Madrid, Spain
Belgrade, Serbia

Ljubljana, Slovenia
Maribor, Slovenia
Sarajevo, Bosnia
Breda, Holland
Cetinje, Montenegro
Dominican Republic
Chisinau, Moldova
Izmir, Turkey
Kharkiv, Ukraine
Novi Sad, Serbia

‣ Graphic Matters /
Graphic Design Festival Breda 2017
Breda, The Netherlands
Non-Breaking
Space

Seattle, Washington
Mikser Festival 2017
Belgrad, Serbia
‣ CO2 Poster Exhibit
Colorado, United States
‣ 2nd Posterland Top 100 Posters Exhibition Geneva, Switzerland

‣ London Design Week 2015, Present! Exhibition
London, United Kingdom

‣ Francesco Griffo Tribute Exhibition Bologna, Italy
‣ European Lab 2015
Lyon, France

Fragments Exhibition at Pocko Gallery London, UK
‣ Show Us Your Type!
Berlin, Germany

‣ Grafist 20:
Crossing Frontiers
Istanbul, Turkey

‣ The Seattle Istanbul Poster Show
Istanbul, Turkey
Seattle, United States
Boise, United States

‣ BookLab 2014
Tbilisi, Georgia

‣ Water Exhibit
Tehran, Iran

Novi Sad
Poster Biennial

Novi Sad, Serbia

‣ Skopje Poster 2014
Skopje, Macedonia

‣ Frankfurt Book
Fair 2014

Frankfurt, Germany

‣ GMK Alliance of Turkish Graphic Designers
#32, 33, 34, 35, 36
Istanbul, Turkey

‣ Akdeniz University Antalya, Turkey
‣ Atatürk University Museum
Erzurum, Turkey

‣ Yunus Emre Calligraphy & Typography Event 2016, 2017
Eskişehir, Turkey

‣ Imperfection
Istanbul Design Biennial 2014Istanbul, Turkey

‣ Istanbul Design Guide Exhibition by Zero Istanbul
Istanbul, Turkey

‣ Klappe Kartak
Vienna, Austria

‣ The Essence 12
Vienna, Austria

‣ KREK Theater Posters Exhibition at Bilgi University
Istanbul, Turkey

‣ Mother Tongue
by ICO-d

Activity

° Teaching Typography at Istanbul Aydin University

Istanbul, Turkey
° Presentation & Exhibition at MOSTRO Graphic Design Camp
Milan, Italy
° Workshop & Presentation at Lebanese American University
Beirut, Lebanon
° Presentation at ISType 2017
Istanbul, Turkey
° Presentation & Workshop at SALT Galata
Istanbul, Turkey
° Workshop at Eskişehir Anadolu University
Eskişehir, Turkey
° Workshop at Dokuz Eylül University
Izmir, Turkey

° Workshop at Erzurum Atatürk University
Erzurum, Turkey
° Workshop at Studio-X Istanbul with Esen Karol & Manifold
Istanbul, Turkey
° Presentation at Marmara University
Istanbul, Turkey
° Presentation at Koç University
Istanbul, Turkey

° Presentation at Sakarya University
Sakarya, Turkey
° Workshop & Presentation at Yaşar University
Izmir, Turkey
° Presentation at Fatih Sultan Mehmet University
Istanbul, Turkey
° Presentation at Kadir Has University
Istanbul, Turkey
° Presentation at Atölye İstanbul
Istanbul, Turkey
° Presentation at Behance Portfolio Review 2013
Istanbul, Turkey
° Presentation & Workshop at Ege University
Izmir, Turkey
° Presentation at Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architecture
Istanbul, Turkey
° Workshop at İTÜ Sanat Atölyesi
Istanbul, Turkey
° Presentation at ENKA Okulları
Istanbul, Turkey

° Presentation at Özgür Tasarımcılar Buluşması
Istanbul, Turkey
° Speaker at Bilgi Cinema Club’s Marguerite Duras film screening
Istanbul, Turkey
° Jury member at 32nd GMK Alliance of Turkish Graphic Designers Awards, Student Category
Istanbul, Turkey
° Design Report Istanbul at Fachhochschule Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf, Germany
° Assistant for Max Kisman, Ian Noble & Vladimir Chaika at Grafist #14, 15, 16
Istanbul, Turkey
Publications & Features

Slanted #24,
Istanbul Issue

Etapes #227

Novum
It’s Nice That
Annual 2014
Typo/graphic Posters
Print Mag,
by Steven Heller
Interview with Present! London Design Week team
Interview with Strabic
↳ Designspiration
It’s Nice That, feature #01 
It’s Nice That, feature #02

Luc Devroye
GrainEdit
e-flux
FFFFOUND!
GMK Alliance of Turkish Graphic Designers
Afişlerden Kartpostallar, GMK
Undercoat
Cosas Visuales
Pinquette
CITI60 Istanbul Guide
Frizzi Frizzi
Amica
↳ Tutto Milano, La Repubblica
Today I Found This
Artribune
Buamai
Columbia University GSAPP
Abitare
Medium
Kültür Limited
Bant Mag
Rene Wanner’s Poster Page
IKSV Istanbul Culture & Arts Foundation
Interview with Create & Rotate
Corriere della Sera
Bigumigu
Durum Bildirimi
ItaliaGrafica
Eczacıbaşı
Make Blue Print
Brera Design Days
Qoshe
Happy Graphics
Gallery Chois, cover and inside coverage
Hightone Books
Justified Mag
Students That Make
Ten Words and One Shot, by Kevin Krumnikl
Visegrad Graphic Design Days, mention
Back Catalogue
Qualité Graphique Garantie
Grafist 16 book
Typeverything
Zeroin
Steal Mag
Awards

× Best Movie Poster Design at 52nd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Czech Republic

× Finalist at
Taiwan International Graphic Design Award
Taiwan, Republic of China

× The Most Successful Young Graphic Designer of the Year Award at 36th & 35th GMK Alliance of Turkish Graphic Designers
Istanbul, Turkey

× Sait Maden Exclusive Typography Award at 34th GMK Alliance of Turkish Graphic Designers
Istanbul, Turkey

× Best Website Design at 35th GMK Alliance of Turkish Graphic Designers
Istanbul, Turkey

× Best Catalog Design at 35th GMK Alliance of Turkish Graphic Designers
Istanbul, Turkey

× Special Achievement Award for Typeface Design at 35th GMK Alliance of Turkish Graphic Designers
Istanbul, Turkey

× Special Achievement Award for Poster Design at 35th GMK Alliance of Turkish Graphic Designers
Istanbul, Turkey
× Special Achievement Award for Website Design Design at 35th GMK Alliance of Turkish Graphic Designers
Istanbul, Turkey
× Special Achievement Award for Logo Design at 35th GMK Alliance of Turkish Graphic Designers
Istanbul, Turkey

× Special Achievement Award for Flyer Design at 35th GMK Alliance of Turkish Graphic Designers
Istanbul, Turkey

× Best Catalog Design at 34th GMK Alliance of Turkish Graphic Designers
Istanbul, Turkey

× Special Achievement Award for Poster Design at 34th GMK Alliance of Turkish Graphic Designers
Istanbul, Turkey

× Special Achievement Award for Website Design at 34th GMK Alliance of Turkish Graphic Designers
Istanbul, Turkey

× Special Achievement Award for Catalog Design at 34th GMK Alliance of Turkish Graphic Designers
Istanbul, Turkey

× Rhizome Award Winner at Grafist 16, Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts
Istanbul, Turkey






The wrap-up video from the workshop we've held as a part of the series titled "System Error: Living in a World of Data Fetish", with Erman Yılmaz, and Manifold a.k.a. Esen Karol in August 2016 at Studio-X Istanbul.

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