About

Based in Los Angeles, Koroush Beigpour is one of Iran’s most prolific graphic designers, a master calligrapher, and published poet. He received his BFA in 2003 from the Tehran University of Art, which is one of Asia’s oldest and most prestigious art schools.
After working in corporate and solo artistic venues in Iran for a number of years, he decided to pursue graduate studies and moved to Malaysia where he received an MFA in International Contemporary Art and Design from the Limkokwing University. He moved to the United States in 2010 where he established K-B Studio which has kept him very busy.
Koroush’s use of typography and graphic design have been published in more than 30 countries around the globe. Kourosh has an impressive portfolio that showcases his remarkable creative energy and signature designs. He is especially interested in Persian and Arabic typography and identity design where he uses illustration backgrounds to create those eye-catching works of art that stand out and ultimately show his love and appreciation for millennia old Iranian art and culture.
Exhibitions
40- Hafiz, the Tongue of the Hidden (Group Poster Exhibition), Dena Gallery, Tehran/Tabriz, Iran. 2018
39- Atypi 2018, Granshan Type Design Competition's Winer. Antwerp. Belgium. 2018
38- A Present Retrospective (Solo Poster Exhibition), 12th Biennial of Iranian Studies Conference. UCI. California. U.S.A. 2018
37- Marfa FilM Festival (Video Animation with Naghme Farzaneh), Texas. U.S.A. 2018
36- A sleeping Tent, A Peace of Art (Mixed Media) Group Art Exhibition. Dena Gallery, Tehran, Iran. 2017
35- 10th Annual San Francisco Fundraising, City View, San Francisco, U.S.A. 2017
34- Art Show By Moms Against Poverty. MiM Gallery, Los Angeles, U.S.A. 2017
33- Yalda Nightʼ s Poster Exhibition. Iranian Artists Forum, Iran-Shahr Cafe Gallery. Tehran, Iran. 2015.
32- 2nd International Poster Biennale Lublin (ISPB) Biennial. Lublin, Poland. 2015
31- 3rd Grand Festival of Art for Peace. Group Poster Exhibition. Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, Iran. 2015.
30- "Jahan Pahlevan" Takhti (Mixed Media). Group Art Exhibition. Shirin Gallery, Tehran, Iran. 2015.
29- New "Form" International Invitation Graphic Design Exhibition – HuangGang --Wen Yiduo Art Gallery, China. 2014.
28- Local / Not Local: Arabic & Iranian Typography Made in California. Levantine Cultural Center, AAMN, Los Angeles, Dearborn, U.S.A. 2014 - 2015.
27- A Selection of 35 Years of Contemporary Iranian Book Cover Design. Iranian Artists Forum, Tehran, Iran. 2014.
26- The Exhibition of Felicity Festival Posters. Iranian Artists Forum, Tehran, Iran. 2012.
25- New "Form" International Graphic Design Exhibition – Poster, AAAD (Czech Republic), Xinhua Art district, Fuzhou, China. 2011.
24- Tragedy (Shakespeareʼ s Tragedy) – Solo Poster Exhibition, The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 2011.
23- 10th OtwARTa Wystawa (Plakat Iranski) . Łódź, Poland. 2011.
22- Felicity Project (Change Your City, Change Your Life). Spazio Thetis. Venezia, Italy. 2010.
21- Neshane Be Sar (Logo & Logotype). Selected of Graphic Design of Kermanshah Province. Iran, Sanandaj, Kord Art Gallery, 2010.
20- 3rd International Biennial of Posters in the Islamic World. (Poster & Cover) -Saba Culture and Art institute, Tehran, Iran, 2009.
19- Poster Design Group Exhibition, Morakab. Laleh Gallery, Tehran, Iran. 2009.
18- The First Fadjr International Visual Arts Festival, Iranian Artists Forum, Tehran, Iran. 2009.
17- 6th Image of the Year. Iranian Artists Forum, Tehran, Iran. 2009.
16- 8th Golden Bee. Moscow International Biennial of Graphic Design. Russia, 2008.
15- Eyes on China, “Bless China - Commemoration of 5.12 Massive Earthquake in Sichuan” china, Rcm Art Museum 2008.
14- Selected of 4th Asma-ul Husna Typography Biennales, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran. 2008.
13- Selected of 25 years Iranian Theatre Posters (Exhibition and Manager of the Exhibition). Saba Culture and Art institute. Tehran, Iran. 2008
12- The Annual Book of Iranian Graphic Design. Iranian artists forum, Tehran, Iran. 2008.
11- 2nd International Poster and Computer Animation Competition "Anti AIDS-Ukraine", Kharkov (UA), 2007.
10- 2nd International Biennial of Posters in the Islamic World. Saba Culture and Art institute, Tehran Iran, 2007.
09- 3rd Asma-ul Husna Typography Biennale, Iranian Artists Forum, Tehran, Iran. 2007.
08- 34th Brno Biennale, Identity. Galerie HaDivadlo Brno, Czech, 2006.
07- Selected posters of 5th Generation Graphic Designers of Iran, Saba Culture and Art institute, Tehran, Iran, 2006.
06- New Methods of Persian Calligraphy, Saba Culture and Art institute, Tehran. Iran, 2004.
05- Painting -Group Exhibition, Niavaran Gallery, Tehran. Iran, 2003.
04- Painting - Group Exhibition, Art Expo, Art university of Tehran. Iran, 2002.
03- Painting - Group Exhibition, Shafagh Gallery, Tehran. Iran, 2002.
02- Painting - Group Exhibition, Barg Gallery, Tehran. Iran, 2001.
01- Painting - Group Exhibition, Barg Gallery, Tehran. Iran, 2000.
Publications
22- Naamomken 02. Literature, Critic & Philosophy. Paris Publication, France, Paris. 2015.
21- "Jahan Pahlevan" Takhti. Group Show. Milkan Publication, Tehran, Iran. 2015.
20- Local / Not Local: Arabic & Iranian Typography Made in California. Los Angeles. 2014.
19- A Selection of 35 Years of Contemporary Iranian Book Cover Design. Mirdashti Publica-tion, Tehran, Iran. 2014.
18- Persian Typography Designs. Creative-inspiration.co.uk. England. 2013.
17- Persian Typography Designs. Creativeroots.org. 2013.
16- Persian Typography. Typographyserved.com. U.S.A. 2013.
15- Un Regard Sur L'Écriture Persane. étapes.com. France. 2013.
14- Felicity (Change Your City, Change Your Life). Venezia, Italy. 2010.
13- 6th Image of the year. Tasvir Magazine, Nomber 60-65. Tehran, Iran. 2010.
12- Neshane Be Sar (Logo & Logotype). Selected of Graphic Design of Kermanshah Province. Fardabeh Publication. Iran, 2010.
11- The Book of 3nd International Biennial of Posters in the Islamic World. Saba Culture and Art institute, Tehran Iran, 2009.
10- Iranian Logotypes. Ciball Honar Publication, Tehran, Iran. 2009.
09- The book of Poster Design Group Exhibition, Morakab. Shahr Publication, Tehran, Iran. 2009.
08- The Book of 3rd annual Typography Poster as Asma-ul Husna. Yassavoli Publication. Tehran Iran, 2008.
07- The Annual Book of Iranian Graphic Design. Nazar Publication. Tehran Iran, 2008.
06- Multimedia of the 2nd International Biennial of Posters in the Islamic World. Saba Culture and Art institute, Tehran Iran, 2007.
05- The Book of Selected posters of 5th Generation Graphic Designers of Iran. Haft Rang Publication. Tehran. Iran, 2006.
04- 3rd Book Years of Studentʼs Graphic – (Sign). Rasm Publication. Tehran. Iran, 2006.
03- The Identity Catalogue. Multimedia – SPIN Spol. sr. o. Brno. Czech, 2006.
02- Tutia and the Wordʼ s Citizen (3) – (The Book of Poetry Workshop). Negima Publication. Tehran Iran, 2003.
01- Goharan (Specialized Poetry Quarterly, Nosrat Rahmaniʼ s special letter) – (Magazine). Tehran Iran, 2003.
Books
10- An Anthology of Modern Persian Poetry (with Elham Gordi). Jordan center for Persian Studies. U.S.A. 2017.
09- I blink and You Are a Peacock (with Sheida Mohamadi) - Photography and Poem. H&S Media. UK. 2016.
08- Paradox (with Ebrahim Nabavi). H&S Media. UK. 2015.
07- Augmented Chapters of Poems (A collection of poems). H&S Media. UK. 2015.
06- Complete Book of Witchcraft (Illustration by Sepideh Mjarad Takestani).H&S Media. UK. 2013.
05- A Sterile and Strange Dream: With Six Fingers and Two Heads, and Parallel Memories Hanging From its Ears.H&S Media. UK. 2013.
04- Et cetera (Selected Works of Graphic Design). H&S Media. UK. 2012.
03- Rainbow (a look at a Vinyl Album Covers from Iran). H&S Media. UK. 2012.
02- Tragedy (Shakespeareʼ s Tragedy) – Solo Poster Exhibition. KB Studio. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 2011.
01- Thursday, Seven steps under the ground, (A collection of poems ). Safir-e Elm. Tehran. Iran, 2005.
Interviews
07- The Grammar of Arabic. Medium.com. Thomas Jockin. U.S.A. July 30, 2018.
06- Persian Inspirations. aestheticusmedia.com. Ben Mirzaei. UK. January 26, 2018.
05- KRIN - Radio Iran - 670. Mandana Zandian, Los Angeles. April 16th, 2016.
04- Local / Not Local: Arabic & Iranian Typography Made in California. Radio Tabbouli. Arielle Zionts, Los Angeles. July 15th, 2014.
03- Local / Not Local: Arabic & Iranian Typography Made in California. Maece Seirafi - Pouya Jahanshahi, Los Angeles. June 3th, 2014.
02- The Calligraphic Styling on Kourosh Beigpour. TypeEd. Rachel Elnar. Los Angeles. May 1st, 2014.
01- The Breakfast Show. NTV7. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. August 5th, 2011.
Articles, Talk and Awards
08- SOTA Catalyst Award's Judging Committee, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A, 2020.
07- Dots and Dot Positioning in Arabic Script Based on Nastalīq. Typecon 2019. Minneapolis. U.S.A, 2019.
07- Fontribute, Exploring Arabic Font with Thomas Jockin. New York, U.S.A, Streamed live on March first 2019.
06- the Words Which Became Letters , an Interview with Nasser Ovissi. Poshte Baam magazine, No. 1. Tehran. Iran, 2019.
05- A Present Retrospective, 12th Biennial of Iranian Studies Conference. UCI. California. U.S.A. 2018.
04- Special Mention. Granshan Type design competition, Yerevan, Armenia, 2017.
03- Anybody Who's a Word, Who's a Spirit..., Los Angeles, CSULB. November 5th, 2014.
02- You Can be Part of the Graphic Design Association and Listen to Your Favorite Music. Tandis Magazine No. 256. Tehran. Iran, 2013.
01- Habsol Sout, a Look at a Vinyl Album Covers from Iran. Tandis Magazine No. 176. Tehran. Iran, 2010.