‘Scope of Meaning’ by Mehdi Mahdian (L) and ‘Freedom of Language’ by Touraj Saberivand
‘Scope of Meaning’ by Mehdi Mahdian (L) and ‘Freedom of Language’ by Touraj Saberivand
  1. Art And Culture

Iranian Graphic Designers Win in New York Contest

Mehdi Mahdian’s poster shows the relationship between tradition and modernity and classic and contemporary art, while the poster by Touraj Saberivand is a symbolic combination of a dove and a pen designed to support the freedom of journalists
  1. Art And Culture

Iranian Graphic Designers Win in New York Contest

Two Iranian graphic designers have won awards at a graphic competition in the US.
Posters by Mehdi Mahdian and Touraj Saberivand received awards in the poster section of ‘Graphis 2017,’ held in New York, ISNA reported.
Mahdian’s poster titled ‘Scope of Meaning’ won the Silver Award. It was designed for an innovative exhibition of Persian calligraphy and sculpture in Tehran.
The poster shows conflict and the relationship between 2D and 3D space, tradition and modernity, classic and contemporary art and eastern and western aesthetics.
A graduate of Tehran University of Art, Mahdian, 37, works and resides in Tehran. His works have been showcased in numerous exhibitions in Iran, Ukraine, Slovakia, Japan, Belgium, Finland, China, Russia, Bolivia, Taiwan, Turkey, Bulgaria, Italy and Hong Kong.
He has also won awards including the Icograda Excellence Award at the 23rd Warsaw International Poster Biennale in Poland, 2012, and an Honorary Mention at the 14th International Poster Biennial in Mexico, 2016.

  Poster for Journalists
Saberivand won the Merit Award for his poster ‘Freedom of Language’ which is a symbolic combination of a dove (symbol of peace and freedom) and a pen (the very first and simplest tool of a journalist). He believes “the language of journalism is freedom.”
Explaining his work, he said, “Being a journalist is a tough life and they go through a lot to get the news or write an article. They write not only for the readers, but also for history, and surely for enlightenment. I have designed this poster for my journalist friends.”
Saberivand, 32, is a member of the Iranian Graphic Designers’ Society. The young artist has participated in several local and international events, won some awards and designed the logos of many famous brands in Iran.
Graphis is an annual competition committed to presenting and promoting the work of exceptional talent in graphic design, advertising, photography and art/illustration.
In the hardcover annuals, Platinum and Gold winners receive full-page exposure, Silvers are also presented and all merits are listed.


Short URL : https://goo.gl/iMhTGn
  1. https://goo.gl/q6dUjq
  • https://goo.gl/qA29oi
  • https://goo.gl/OC7v1g
  • https://goo.gl/thlCT0
  • https://goo.gl/FbQKT2

Add new comment

Read our comment policy before posting your viewpoints

Enter the characters shown in the image.

You can also read ...

A scene from ‘On Which Wind Will You Ride?’
‘On Which Wind Will You Ride?’ a modern Iranian drama written by...
From left: Zahra Khoshkam, Mani Mosaffa, Ehteram Boroumand, Asal Mosaffa, Leila Hatami, Mohammad Ali Keshavarz and Omid Rouhani with the official poster of the festival depicting Ali Hatami
The official poster of the 35th Fajr Film Festival (FFF) and the...
Fajr Theater Festival  to Honor Ali Rafiee
Veteran theater director Ali Rafiee will be honored at the...
The project seeks to reinforce the bonds between artists and nature
Artworks from different fields of visual arts will be on display...
Rural House Photo Exhibition
The second edition of Rural House Photography Exhibition opened...