Yetkin Başarır is a multi-disciplinary designer and artist living in Istanbul. He designed the visual identity of numerous renowned corporations, public offices and events in Turkey, including "Kent", the typeface for Istanbul's identification system. He was an instructor in typography at Istanbul Technical University and Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University. Başarır was exhibited and awarded many times internationally in design and contemporary art.
Awards and Recognitions
2019 Book Design Award, Graphis Design Annual 2019  2011 Turkish Industry and Business Association Logo Design Award 2004 Selected as a jury member for the Exhibition of Graphic Products, Association of Graphic Artists 1999 Posters chosen for the collection of Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich 1997 Print chosen for the Vakko Scarf Collection 1992 Achievement Award, Golden Triangle Illustration Competition, Aksoy Printing House, Istanbul 1985 Merit Award, Akbank Competition for Young Painters 1984—1985 Merit Award, Book Cover and Binding Competition, Printers and Binders Association, Istanbul
Exhibitions
2018 Logo Exhibition, K2 Contemporary Art Gallery 2010 Photographs exhibited at Edisyon, Istanbul 2005 Photography series exhibited at the ...için Sanat exhibition at the Platform Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul 2004 Photography series exhibited at the Istanbul exhibition at the IFA Galleries in Stuttgart and Berlin 2003 Photography series exhibited at the Where is Here?: Turkish Art Today exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, Saitama/Tokyo 2002 "Collection" photography series exhibited at the Under the Beach: The Pavement exhibition at Proje4L, Istanbul 2000 "Play 1" photography series exhibited at Hafriyat, Tünel/Istanbul 1999 "Cast" installation in collaboration with Mona Jas exhibited at Kunstbank, Berlin 1998 Poster exhibited at the Second International Triennial of Stage Poster, Sofia 1998 Poster exhibited at the Brecht 100 Plakate poster event organized by Berliner Ensemble and The Designer Association VGD, Berlin 1997 Participated in the Vakko Print Exhibition organized by Vakko Art Galleries, Istanbul 1995 Poster exhibited at the Exhibition of Posters from Turkey, Turkish Association of Graphic 1995 Print exhibited at the benefit exhibition for Afife Jale Theatre 1995 Poster exhibited at the Exhibition of Graphic Products, Turkish Association of Graphic Artists 1995 Poster exhibited at the Zgraf7 Zagreb International Exhibition of Graphic Design and Visual Communications 1994 Poster exhibited at the Pimapen Environmental Posters Competition 1985 Works exhibited at the Akbank Competition for Young Painters
Selected Design Works
2007 Identity design for Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture 2006 Designed the Kent typeface for Istanbul city identification system 1998 Designed the To Become a Citizen exhibition for Yapi Kredi Bank held for the 75th anniversary of Turkish Republic 1997— Designs books and book covers for Metis, Literatür, Pandora Publishers and various other publishers 1996 Designed the Housing and Settlement in Anatolia: A Historical Perspective exhibition held during Habitat II Convention for Human Settlement in Istanbul 1995 Designed the Evrensel daily newspaper 
Publicated Works
2020 Works published in "The Face of Branding" by Diego Vainesman  2015 Works published in Slanted Magazine #24 2006 Works published in User's Manual, Contemporary Art in Turkey 1986-2006 by Halil Altindere and Süreyya Evren, Art-ist Publishing 2005 Photography series selected for Cüneyt Özdemir's book Flu, Yapi Kredi Publishing 2004 Exhibiton catalogue of Istanbul, IFA Gallery, Stuttgart 2003 Exhibiton catalogue of Where is Here?: Turkish Art Today, Museum of Modern Art, Saitama/Tokyo 1998 Exhibiton catalogue of Brecht 100 Plakate, The Designer Association VGD, Berlin 1995 Exhibiton catalogue of Turkish Association of Graphic Artists 1995 Exhibiton catalogue of Posters from Turkey, Turkish Association of Graphic Artists
Performances
2004 P.O.P. live music performance at the Akbank Jazz Festival, Babylon, Istanbul 2004 P.O.P. live music performance at the Phonem Electronic Music Festival, Istanbul 2004 P.O.P. live music performance at the Rock&Coke Festival, Istanbul 2002 P.O.P. live music performance in Tunel, Istanbul
Workshops
2018 Yaşar University International Graphic Design Days 2009 — Departures photography workshops with Ali Kabaş 2008 Worked as typography instructor at Istanbul Mimar Sinan University, Graphic Design Department 1999 Worked as typography instructor at Istanbul Technical University, Industrial Design Department
Co-founder
2013—2017 Creative Director, "I-am" Associates Istanbul 2012 Founded Pakt, design and consultancy company with Ali Kabaş and Çağlar Kanzık 2010 Founded Edisyon, independent artists' gallery with Çağlar Kanzık 2010 Founded Grafff, motion and design studio with Ali Kabaş 2009 Founded Departures, photography workshops and publishing with Ali Kabaş and Hidayet Doğan 2007 Founded Harf, type foundry 2002 Founded P.O.P. electronic music band with Umut Çağlar
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