Art And Culture

Iran Graphics in Istanbul Show

Iran Graphics in Istanbul Show Iran Graphics in Istanbul Show

A series of graphic designs by Iranian artists are currently on display at the 20th Istanbul Graphic Design Show (Grafist 20).

The items were selected from an earlier contest held by ‘Vije’ school of visual communications in Tehran, under the theme ‘Man-made disasters in the world around us’, Mehr News agency reported.

Among the 440 poster designs submitted by visual communication students from around the world, to the Istanbul exhibition, the jury selected 80 works, including nine by ‘Vije’ students Rasoul Khosravi, Elham Eshaqi, Mostafa Behzadi, Samira Adilipour, Hamed Shamlou, Parizad Hosseini, Pouneh Shafiei, Fatemeh Afshar and Behnam Azizi.

Russian graphic designer and art director Maksim Arbuzov, Stuttgart-based graphic designer and academic Ralph Burkhardt, Amsterdam designer and lecturer Nikki Gonnissen, designer and lecturer Karin Langeveld from the Hague and graphic designer and lecturer Vahit Tuna from Istanbul were members of the jury.

Michele Santella from Italy won the first prize and five others were given the encouragement award for poster designs, including Iranian artist Rasoul Khosravi. Furthermore, five Iranian participants were selected to take part in the design workshops.

The graphic design department of Istanbul’s Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, asked participants to come up with creative ideas on one of the biggest problems the world is currently facing, namely the refugee crisis. The purpose of Grafist 20 is to create a platform for the interactive sharing of all works where graphic designers and students come together through activities such as seminars, workshops and exhibitions and evaluate and discuss their design criteria and visions.

The exhibit will run through May 18 at the university’s Osman Hamdi Bey Hall.