Soad "Mezmerize" "Hypnotize" の CD design を手掛けた イラク生まれアルメニア系アメリカ人アーティスト Daron Malakian ( System of a down ) の実父、Vartan Malakian。
彼が18歳の頃、チェコスロバキア大使館や政府スポンサー付きのイベントに彼の最初の Art 博覧会を催す。
’93 彼自身の Art Gallery を開き、100点以上の作品を販売する。
'01 Los Angeles Times は彼の Gallery を都市で最もユニークな店だと評した。
Vartan Malakian (born 14 February, 1947) is an Armenian-American artist born in Iraq who now lives in Los Angeles. He is also the father of Daron Malakian, guitarist, songwriter, vocalist of System of a Down. He did the artwork for the band's 2005 albums "Mezmerize" and "Hypnotize" and Daron Malakian's Ibanez Signature Model DMM1 guitar. He frequently attends System of a Down concerts and his son will often dedicate a song to him when he does.