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Swiss Graphic Designer’s Poster Exhibit in Tehran

Swiss Graphic Designer’s Poster Exhibit in TehranSwiss Graphic Designer’s Poster Exhibit in Tehran

An exhibition of posters by the renowned Swiss graphic designer Stephan Bundi is currently underway at Imam Ali Religious Arts Museum in Tehran.

The event, organized by two Iranian graphic designers and university professors Ladan Rezaee and Iraj Mirza-Alikhani who earlier helped another poster exhibition of the prominent Polish graphic designer Lech Majewski, is another opportunity for artists and students to get to know the modern graphic of the world through works of a unique artist.

“I really wanted to have an exhibition in Iran since I had heard about Iranian hospitality, great food, and the rich history of thousands of years from my colleagues,” ISNA quoted Bundi as saying.

On his familiarity with Iranian graphic designers, he said, “Iran is the only country in the Middle East that is known for many of its graphic designers as they are well-known in the world. I met Morteza Momayyez, Reza Abedini, Qobad Shiva, Saed Meshki, Majid Abbasi, and a number of young designers some years ago”.

Bundi, who has created over 500 posters so far, said that for the exhibit in Tehran, he has brought 60 from his new works and 10 among the older posters which have been shown in various biennials.

Born in Grisons, Switzerland, Bundi lives and works in Boll near Berne now. After graduating in graphic design in Switzerland and studying book design and illustration at the State Academy of Art and Design in Stuttgart, Germany, he built up a successful design practice.

As a designer and art director for film producers, concert promoters, museums, theatres and publishers, as well as in the fields of consumer and investment goods and PR advertising, he combines unconventional ideas with practical Swiss tradition.

He also teaches and is a lecturer and expert in visual interpretation at art and design universities in Switzerland and abroad.

He has held many exhibitions across the globe including in France, Germany, Japan and the US. He has also won many local and international awards.

Bundi is a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) and president of AGI-Switzerland.

As part of the poster exhibit, he has also held several workshops at the museum, organized in collaboration with the Swiss Embassy in Tehran.

The poster collection will remain on display until February 9, at the museum located at No 35, Esfandiar Blvd., Valiasr St.