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Iranian Wins Graphis Gold Award

Iranian Wins Graphis Gold AwardIranian Wins Graphis Gold Award

A young Iranian graphic designer Taha Zaker has bagged the 2016 Gold Award at the Graphis Poster Annual, the largest and most extraordinary of the Graphis competitions.

Based in New York, Graphis is an international publisher of journals on communication design that annually invites professional graphic designers for inclusion in their books.

Among the submissions, the best works of the year are nominated for platinum, gold and silver awards, which are then featured in hardcover Graphis Annual Design books where each awarded entry is presented on a full page, and placed by category for easy comparative inspiration.

Platinum and Gold award winners are also awarded a Graphis certificate and receive 50% discounts on select published annuals and digital equivalents, and all entrants receive dedicated web addresses to their pieces indefinitely.

Zaker, 28, has previously designed the poster of the 33rd Fajr International Film Festival and several movies including ‘I’m Not Angry’ and ‘Taboor’ in 2014, the Iranian-Thai film ‘Jansuda’ in 2013, and ‘A Completely Ordinary Citizen’ in 2015 among many others, reports ILNA.

His works are published by Tehran Studio where prominent artists like Alireza Mashayekhi, Kambiz Derambakhsh, Mohammadreza Aslani, Hamidreza Ardalan are members.

The journal was first published in 1944 by Walter Herdeg and Dr. Walter Amstutz in Zurich, Switzerland and presented the work of artists and illustrators to gradually represent the formative years of graphic design, the way it is known today.  

In 1966, the Graphis Photo Annual was introduced, followed in 1973 by the Graphis Poster Annual.